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(p. xv) List of Contributors

(p. xv) List of Contributors

Andrew Bradstock is author and editor of a number of works on religion and politics in seventeenth-century England, including Faith in the Revolution: The Political Theologies of Müntzer and Winstanley (SPCK, 1997), Winstanley and the Diggers 1649–1999 (Routledge, 2000), and Radical Religion in Cromwell’s England: A Concise History from the English Civil War to the End of the Commonwealth (I. B. Tauris, 2011). He is co-editor, with Christopher Rowland, of Radical Christian Writings: A Reader (Wiley-Blackwell, 2002). Currently national secretary for church and society with the United Reformed Church, he was, from 2009 to 2013, Howard Paterson Professor of Theology and Public Issues at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He has lectured in theology and church history at colleges in the UK.

Marc Caball is a historian of early modern Ireland with particular expertise in the cultural history of Gaelic Ireland. He is a senior lecturer in UCD School of History and Archives. A former research scholar of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, he holds a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford and is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is the current chairman of the COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Domain Committee for Individuals, Cultures, Societies and Health (DC ISCH). Among his many publications is Poets and Politics: Reaction and Continuity in Irish poetry, 1558–1625 (Cork/Notre Dame Press, 1999).

Karen L. Edwards teaches at the University of Exeter and is the author of Milton and the Natural World: Science and Poetry in Paradise Lost (Cambridge, 1999), Milton’s Reformed Animals: An Early Modern Bestiary (2005–9), and a number of articles on seventeenth-century literature, religion, and natural philosophy. She is currently working on a study of abusive epithets in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century religious polemic.

Katrin Ettenhuber is Fellow and Director of Studies in English at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and Newton Trust Lecturer in the Cambridge English Faculty. She is the author of Donne’s Augustine: Renaissance Cultures of Interpretation (Oxford, 2011), co-editor, with Gavin Alexander and Sylvia Adamson, of Renaissance Figures of Speech (Cambridge, 2007), and editor of vol. v of the Oxford edition of the Sermons of John Donne (Oxford, 2015). She has published widely on the religious literature and culture of the early modern period, and is currently working on a new project on conceptions of sacred time in seventeenth-century writing.

Jamie H. Ferguson is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Houston. He is completing a book manuscript, Faith in the Language: the Reformation and English Poetics, on the convergence of biblical hermeneutics and English literature from Tyndale to Donne. He has recently published ‘Miles Coverdale and the Claims of Paraphrase’ and has two articles forthcoming: ‘Faith in the Language: Biblical Authority and the Meaning of English in the (p. xvi) More–Tyndale Polemics’ and ‘The Epic and the Prophetic: A Reading of 1 Samuel 15–16 and 2 Samuel 7’.

Lori Anne Ferrell is Professor of Early Modern Literature and History and Director of the Early Modern Studies Program at Claremont Graduate University. She is the author of many recent essays and articles on early modern English religious culture and literature, and the monographs The Bible and the People (Yale, 2008) and Government by Polemic (Stanford, 1998). Professor Ferrell is currently editing volume xi of the Oxford Sermons of John Donne: Sermons Preached at St Paul’s Cathedral (forthcoming).

Neil Forsyth is the author of The Old Enemy: Satan and the Combat Myth (Princeton, 1989) and The Satanic Epic (Princeton, 2003), as well as a recent biography of Milton. His collaborative work on Dickens in Switzerland has just appeared, his essay on films of Macbeth has been republished in a new edition of the play, and a brief tribute to the memory of Angela Carter is forthcoming. He is Professeur Honoraire at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Ian Green is Professor Emeritus of Queen’s University Belfast, where he taught for thirty years, and Honorary Professorial Fellow in the School of History of the University of Edinburgh. He is author of ‘The Christian’s ABC’: Catechisms and Catechizing in England c.1530–1740 (Oxford, 1996), Print and Protestantism in Early Modern England (Oxford, 2000), and Humanism and Protestantism in Early Modern English Education (Ashgate, 2009).

Crawford Gribben is Professor of Early Modern British History at Queen’s University Belfast. He is the author of The Puritan Millennium: Literature and Theology, 1550–1682 (Paternoster, 2000), God’s Irishmen: Theological Debates in Cromwellian Ireland (Oxford, 2007), Writing the Rapture: Prophecy Fiction in Evangelical America (Oxford, 2009), and Evangelical Millennialism in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1500–2000 (Palgrave, 2011).

Hannibal Hamlin is Professor of English at the University of Ohio and researches Renaissance literature and culture. He is the author of Psalm Culture and Early Modern English Literature (Cambridge, 2004), as well as editing The King James Bible After 400 Years: Literary, Linguistic and Cultural Influences (Cambridge, 2010), and has published articles in Renaissance Quarterly, Spenser Studies, the Sidney Journal, John Donne Journal, Yale Review , and Early Modern Literary Studies.

Nicholas Hardy is a member of the English Faculty and Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. His principal interests are in the history of scholarship and literary criticism, although he has also worked on the early modern reception of Lucretius. He is currently completing a monograph on the ars critica in early modern England.

Ariel Hessayon is Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author of ‘Gold Tried in the Fire’: The Prophet TheaurauJohn Tany and the English Revolution (Ashgate, 2007) and the lead editor of three collections of essays on Scripture and Scholarship in Early Modern England (Ashgate, 2006), Varieties of Seventeenth- and Early Eighteenth-Century English Radicalism in Context (Ashgate, 2011), and An Introduction to Jacob Boehme: Four Centuries of Thought and Reception (Routledge, 2013). He has written extensively on a variety of early modern topics: antiscripturism, book burning, communism, environmentalism, esotericism, extra-canonical texts, heresy, crypto-Jews, Judaizing, millenarianism, mysticism, prophecy, and religious radicalism.

(p. xvii) Kevin Killeen is Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Studies at the University of York. He has edited Sir Thomas Browne: Twenty-First Century Authors (Oxford, 2014), and is the author of Biblical Scholarship, Science and Politics in Early Modern England: Thomas Browne and the Thorny Place of Knowledge (Ashgate, 2009) and co-editor, with Peter Forshaw, of Biblical Exegesis and the Emergence of Science in the Early Modern Era (Palgrave, 2007). He is currently finishing a monograph entitled The Political Bible in Early Modern England (Cambridge, forthcoming) and is editing two volumes for The Oxford Works of Sir Thomas Browne.

Torrance Kirby is Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Director of the Centre for Research on Religion at McGill University, Montreal. He received a D.Phil. degree in Modern History from Oxford University in 1988. He is a life member of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and has been a member of the Princeton Centre of Theological Inquiry since 1996. Recent books include Persuasion and Conversion: Religion, Politics and the Public Sphere in Early Modern England (Brill, 2013), The Zurich Connection and Tudor Political Theology (Brill, 2007), and Richard Hooker, Reformer and Platonist (Ashgate, 2005). He is also the editor of Mediating Religious Cultures in Early Modern Europe (Scholars, 2013), A Companion to Richard Hooker (Brill, 2008), and Paul’s Cross and the Culture of Persuasion, 1520–1640 (Brill, 2014).

Alison Knight is a research fellow at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH). She is also a research associate at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. She is currently a member of CRASSH’s European Research Council-funded project, ‘The Bible and Antiquity in Nineteenth-Century Culture’, for which she is developing a project on the history of the English Bible in the nineteenth century. She is also preparing a monograph on the literary use of the book of Job in early modern England.

Russ Leo works in the Department of English at Princeton and is currently completing two projects, one entitled Enlightenment from Below: Milton, Spinoza and the Resources of Revolution and a book Reformation Tragedy: Affect and Necessity, a work that examines the philosophico-theological purchase of tragedy in early modernity.

Barbara K. Lewalski is Professor of History and Literature at Harvard University, where she has taught for many years. Some publications include: Protestant Poetics and the Seventeenth-Century Religious Lyric (Princeton, 1979), The Life of John Milton: A Critical Biography (Blackwell, 2000, 2003); Paradise Lost and the Rhetoric of Literary forms (Princeton, 1985), and an original spelling/punctuation edition of Paradise Lost (Blackwell, 2007). She is co-editor of vol. iii (Milton’s Shorter Poems) for a multi-volume edition of Milton’s Works (Oxford University Press).

Erica Longfellow is Dean of Divinity at New College, Oxford. She is the author of Women and Religious Writing in Early Modern England (Cambridge, 2004) and editor of the life writings of Elizabeth Isham. She is currently editing a volume of the Oxford edition of the Sermons of John Donne (Oxford, forthcoming).

Emma Major is Senior Lecturer at the Department of English and Related Literature and the interdisciplinary Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of York. She has published articles on eighteenth-century women, religion, and national identity. Her monograph is entitled Madam Britannia: Women, Church, and Nation 1712–1812 (Oxford, 2012).

(p. xviii) Scott Mandelbrote is Fellow, Perne Librarian, and Director of Studies in History at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and Sub-Warden of All Souls College, Oxford. He is the author of Footprints of the Lion: Isaac Newton at Work (Cambridge, 2001), and The Garden, the Ark, The Tower, the Temple: Biblical Metaphors of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe (Oxford, 1998); and has edited Dissent and the Bible in Britain, c.1650–1950 with Michael Ledger-Lomas (Oxford, 2013); Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic Religions 4 vols, with Jitse van der Meer (Leiden, 2008); and The Practice of Reform in Health, Medicine, and Science (Aldershot, 2005). He is editorial director of the Newton Project and his research interests are in early modern intellectual history, particularly the history of religion and the history of knowledge and science.

Nicholas McDowell is Professor of Early Modern Literature and Thought at the University of Exeter. His visiting positions have included Membership of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He is the author of The English Radical Imagination: Culture, Religion, and Revolution, 1630–1660 (Oxford, 2003) and Poetry and Allegiance in the English Civil Wars: Marvell and the Cause of Wit (Oxford, 2008). He is the co-editor, with Nigel Smith, of The Oxford Handbook of Milton (Oxford, 2009) and, with N. H. Keeble, of The Oxford Complete Works of John Milton, vol. vi. Vernacular Regicide and Republican Writings (Oxford, 2013). An intellectual biography of Milton is forthcoming from Princeton University Press.

Femke Molekamp is a lecturer in Renaissance Literature at the University of Warwick, working on the devotional reading practices of early modern women, female religious literary culture, and the Geneva Bible. She is the author of a number of articles and a monograph entitled Women and the Bible: Religious Reading and Writing in Early Modern England (Oxford, 2013).

Andrew Morrall is Professor and Director of Doctoral Studies at the Bard Graduate Center. He specializes in the study of the Reformation and the Arts, and has published widely on the representation of biblical scholarship in artefacts of material culture. He is author of Jörg Breu the Elder: Art, Culture, and Belief in Reformation Augsburg (Ashgate, 2002).

Mary Morrissey is Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, University of Reading. She is author of Politics and the Paul’s Cross Sermons, 1558–1642 (Oxford, 2011) and is editing John Donne’s Paul’s Cross and Spital sermons for the Oxford edition of the Sermons of John Donne. She has published articles on early modern religious culture, preaching rhetoric, and on early modern women’s devotional writing.

Kim Ian Parker is Professor of Religious Studies at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. He is the author of The Biblical Politics of John Locke (Wilfrid Laurier, 2004), Wisdom and Law in the Reign of Solomon (Mellen, 1993), and editor of Liberal Democracy and the Bible (Mellen, 1992).

Roger Pooley teaches English at Keele University and researches in Bunyan and the literary cultures of nonconformity. His publications include English Prose of the Seventeenth Century, 1590–1700 (Longman, 1992) and an edition of The Pilgrim’s Progress (Penguin classics, 2009).

Anne Lake Prescott is Helen Goodhart Altschul Professor of English Emerita at Barnard College and also teaches at Columbia. She is the author of French Poets and the English Renaissance (Yale, 1998) and Imagining Rabelais in Renaissance England (Yale, 1978), numerous essays and chapters, and is the editor of The Norton Critical Edition of Spenser (Norton, (p. xix) 1993), Female and Male Voices in Early Modern England: A Renaissance Anthology (Columbia, 2000), and the Early Modern Englishwomen series, published by Ashgate.

Alasdair Raffe is Chancellor’s Fellow in History at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of The Culture of Controversy: Religious Arguments in Scotland, 1660–1714 (Boydell, 2012) and of articles concerning religious and political culture in early modern Scotland. With Natalie Mears, Stephen Taylor, and Philip Williamson, he co-edited National Prayers: Special Worship since the Reformation, vol. i. Special Prayers, Fasts and Thanksgivings in the British Isles, 1533–1688 (Boydell, 2013).

Emma Rhatigan is Lecturer in Early Modern Literature at the University of Sheffield. She is co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon (Oxford, 2011) and the author of essays and articles on Donne, preaching, and drama. She is currently editing a volume of Donne’s Lincoln’s Inn sermons for the Oxford edition of the Sermons of John Donne.

Jane Rickard is Lecturer in Seventeenth-Century English Literature at the University of Leeds. She is the author of Authorship and Authority: the Writings of James VI and I (Manchester, 2007), and co-editor of Shakespeare’s Book: Essays in Reading, Writing and Reception (Manchester, 2008). She has also published articles and chapters on authors including Ben Jonson, John Donne, and Shakespeare.

Nancy Rosenfeld (University of Haifa, Israel) teaches in the English Studies Unit and in the Humanities Enrichment Program of the Max Stern College of Emek Yizreel (Jezreel Valley), Israel. She is the author of The Human Satan in Seventeenth Century English Literature: From Milton to Rochester (Ashgate, 2008), and has published articles on John Milton, John Bunyan, John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester, John Keats, Robert Graves, and Siegfried Sassoon. Rosenfeld’s research interests include the literature of seventeenth-century dissenters and the English soldier-poets of the First World War. She is currently completing a monograph tentatively entitled John Bunyan’s Imaginary.

Sarah C. E. Ross is a senior lecturer in English at Victoria University of Wellington. She is the author of Women, Poetry, and Politics in Seventeenth-Century Britain (Oxford, forthcoming) and numerous articles on early modern women’s writing. She is also the editor of Katherine Austen’s Book M: British Library Additional MS 4454 (ACMRS, 2011).

Zur Shalev is a senior lecturer at the University of Haifa. He specializes in early modern European cultural and intellectual history, with particular interest in geographical and religious thought. Currently he is working on geographical Hebraism: a study of the reception of medieval geographical Hebrew texts in early modern Christian Europe. Another research project focuses on early modern learned travel to the Levant and on the real and perceived boundaries of the Republic of Letters. His recent published work includes: Sacred Words and Worlds (Brill, 2011), and Ptolemy’s Geography in the Renaissance, co-edited with Charles Burnett (Warburg Institute, 2011).

Yvonne Sherwood is a professor in the faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Kent and is the author of A Biblical Text and its Afterlives: the Survival of Jonah in Western Culture (Cambridge, 2000), Sanctified Aggression: Legacies of Biblical and Post-Biblical Vocabularies of Violence (Continuum, 2004), and The Prostitute and the Prophet: Reading Hosea in the Late Twentieth Century (T. & T. Clark, 2004). She has edited Derrida and (p. xx) Religion: Other Testaments (Routledge, 2004) and Representing the Irreparable: The Shoah, the Bible and the Art of Samuel Bak (Syracuse/Pucker Gallery, 2008).

Debora Shuger is Professor of Renaissance Studies at UCLA, with interests in Tudor-Stuart devotional poetry and prose, theology and biblical exegesis, legal history, political thought, rhetoric, and life writing. She is the author, among other works, of: Censorship and Cultural Sensibility: The Regulation of Language in Tudor-Stuart England (Pennsylvania, 2006); Political Theologies in Shakespeare’s England (Palgrave, 2001); The Renaissance Bible (California, 1994); Habits of Thought in the English Renaissance: Religion, Politics, and the Dominant Culture (Toronto, 1990); and Sacred Rhetoric (Princeton, 1988).

Helen Smith is Reader in Renaissance Literature at the University of York. She is the author of Grossly Material Things: Women and Book Production in Early Modern England (Oxford, 2012; winner of the SHARP DeLong Book History Prize, 2013, and the Roland H. Bainton Literature Prize, 2013), and co-editor, with Louise Wilson, of Renaissance Paratexts (Cambridge, 2011). Helen leads the AHRC research network, ‘Imagining Jerusalem, c.1099 to the Present Day’. She is currently co-editing, with Simon Ditchfield, Conversions: Gender and Religious Change in Early Modern Europe, and completing a monograph on early modern ideas of matter and their material expressions.

Nigel Smith is Professor of English at Princeton. He is the author of Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon (Yale, 2010); Is Milton better than Shakespeare? (Harvard, 2008); the Longman Annotated English Poets edition of Andrew Marvell’s Poems (Longman, 2003); Literature and Revolution in England, 1640–1660 (Yale, 1994); and Perfection Proclaimed: Language and Literature in English Radical Religion 1640–1660 (Oxford, 1989). He has also edited the Journal of George Fox (1998) and the Ranter pamphlets (1983; revised edn. 2012), and co-edited with Nicholas McDowell the Oxford Handbook to Milton (Oxford, 2009).

Susan Wabuda is Associate Professor of History at Fordham University and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Her specialty is the history and theology of the Reformation. In addition to numerous essays, she is the author of Preaching during the English Reformation (Cambridge, 2002).

Helen Wilcox is Professor of English and Head of School at Bangor University, Wales. She has research interests across a range of early modern literature including devotional poetry, autobiographical writings, tragicomedy, women’s writing, and the relationship of literary texts to music and the visual arts. Her publications include Women and Literature in Britain, 1500–1700 (Cambridge, 1996); Betraying our Selves: Forms of Self-Representation in Early Modern English Texts (Macmillan, 2000); The English Poems of George Herbert (Cambridge, 2007); and, most recently, 1611: Authority, Gender and the Word in Early Modern England (Blackwell, 2014). She is co-editor of the forthcoming Arden 3 edition of All’s Well That Ends Well and of the Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Literature and Religion.

Rachel Willie is Lecturer in English at Bangor University. Her book, Staging the Revolution: Drama, Reinvention and History, 1647–1672, is forthcoming from Manchester University Press. She has published on Milton, Charles I and martyrological discourse, and the printing of playtexts in the nascent public sphere.