165C. Protestant Dissent and English Literature, 1640 to 1832
Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Religious doctrines, political ideologies, cultural practices, and aesthetics of Protestant dissent, with some attention to transatlantic radicalism, but main topic is British dissent. Adaptations of such theologies as Lutheranism, Calvinism, Anabaptism, Unitarianism, and Methodism in Scotland, England, and Wales from English Civil War and Glorious Revolution to Reform Act of 1832. Texts include representative theology and political theory (Luther, Calvin, Locke, Priestley, Paine, Wollstonecraft) and representative poetry and fiction (Milton, Bunyan, Defoe, Blake, Coleridge, Shelley, Byron). P/NP or letter grading.