|Institution:||University of North Texas|
|Keywords:||Edmund Spenser; Protestantism; Faerie Queene; Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599. Faerie queene.; Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599 – Religion.; Protestantism in literature.; Culture in literature.|
|Full text PDF:||http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278683/|
The study inquires into the dynamic relationship between Protestantism and culture in The Faerie Oueene. The American Protestant theologian Reinhold Niebuhr makes penetrating analyses of the relationship between man's cultural potentials and the insights of Protestant Christianity which greatly illuminate how Spenser searches for a comprehensive religious, ethical, political, and social vision for the Christian community of Protestant England. But Spenser maintains the tension between culture and Christianity to the end, refusing to offer a merely coherent system of principles based on the doctrine of Christianity.