The Transformations of Tragedy: Christian Influences from Early Modern to Modern

Fionnuala O'Neill Tonning (Editor), Erik Tonning (Editor), Jolyon Mitchell (Editor)

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Abstract

The Transformations of Tragedy: Christian Influences from Early Modern to Modern explores the influence of Christian theology and culture upon the development of post-classical Western tragedy. The volume is divided into three parts: early modern, modern, and contemporary. This series of essays by established and emergent scholars offers a sustained study of Christianity’s creative influence upon experimental forms of Western tragic drama.
Both early modern and modern tragedy emerged within periods of remarkable upheaval in Church history, yet Christianity’s diverse influence upon tragedy has too often been either ignored or denounced by major tragic theorists. This book contends instead that the history of tragedy cannot be sufficiently theorised without fully registering the impact of Christianity in transition towards modernity.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill
Number of pages337
ISBN (Electronic)9789004416543
ISBN (Print)9789004416536
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameStudies in Religion and the Arts
PublisherBrill
Volume16
ISSN (Print)1877-3192

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  • Introduction

    O'Neill Tonning, F., Tonning, E. & Mitchell, J., 27 Nov 2019, The Transformations of Tragedy: Christian Influences from Early Modern to Modern. Tonning, E., Tonning, F. & Mitchell, J. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, p. 1-20 (Studies in Religion and the Arts; vol. 16).

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  • Transforming the massacre of the innocents through art, theatre, and film

    Mitchell, J. & Brady, L., 27 Nov 2019, The Transformations of Tragedy: Christian Influences from Early Modern to Modern. Tonning, E., O'Neil Tonning, F. & Mitchell, J. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, p. 243–294 (Studies in Religion and the Arts; vol. 16).

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