Walton's Lives: Conformist Commemorations and the Rise of Biography
This book argues that Walton's practice, in his Lives, was crucial in shaping modern expectations of biography, including issues such as how it should be organized, how it should treat evidence, how seriously it should regard narrative coherence, and most particularly in the modern expectation of an intimate relationship between author, reader, and subject. Martin considers Walton's biographical ethics in relation to the tributary genres influencing him as they emerged from post-Reformation commendatory practice after 1546, most particularly classical funeral oratory and the emergent Protestant funeral sermon, the Plutarchan parallel, the didactic Character, martyrological narrative, and finally Walton's direct model, the exemplary biographical commemoration of the conformist minister.
Abel Redevivus Actes and Monuments actions acts appears argues Arminian Barwick behaviour biographical Bishop body Boswell Bucer Cambridge Character Christ Christian Church Clarke commemorative commendation conformist Cranmer Daniel Featley dead death describes discussion divine Donne's Ecclesiastical edition English Epistle Erasmus evidence exemplary faith Featley Featley's Foxe Fuller funeral sermon Gauden godly Harris hath Herbert holy Hyperius imitation Izaak Walton Jewel John Donne John Foxe judgement kind Lake's Lancelot Andrewes letter London Lord Luther Miles Smith Monuments moral narration narrative Nicholas Ferrar Novarr Oxford passage pastoral Pax Ecclesiae piety Plutarch Plutarchan poem political portrait praise preacher precept preface printed quotes reader reason Richard Hooker Sanderson scriptural Sermon Preached sigs soul spirit textual Thomas Fuller Thomas Morton tion title-page translation truth verses vertues virtue virtuous Walton's Lives Whitefoote Whitgift William Bedell words Wotton writes written
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