With its ever-broadening awareness of writings by and about women, Catholics, radicals, Jews, and Muslims, criticism of early modern religious literature has become more and more ecumenical. But Michael Martin reminds us that one group of mystically-inclined writers--including eccentrics such as John Dee, Sir Kenelm Digby, Henry and Thomas Vaughn, Jane Lead, and even John Donne--remains sorely understudied and undervalued. Bolstered by penetrating insights from medieval and postmodern religious thinkers, Literature and the Encounter with God in Post-Reformation England is a sophisticated and informative study of these writers and of their diverse and determined attempts to approach an increasingly unapproachable God.'Gregory Kneidel, University of Connecticut
About the Author
Michael Martin is Assistant Professor of English at Marygrove College, USA.