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Re: Shakespeare and Catholicism
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0856  Thursday, 28 March 2002

[1]     From:   R.A. Cantrell <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 20 Mar 2002 10:52:31 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0845 Re: Shakespeare and Catholicism III

[2]     From:   David Lindley <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 20 Mar 2002 17:56:30 GMT0BST
        Subj:   Re: Confession (Shakespeare and Catholicism)

[3]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 20 Mar 2002 16:40:11 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0831 Re: Shakespeare and Catholicism

[4]     From:   Sophie Masson <
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        Date:   Friday, 22 Mar 2002 20:58:45 +1100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.07393 Shakespeare and Catholicism

[5]     From:   Sophie Masson <
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        Date:   Friday, 22 Mar 2002 21:20:37 +1100
        Subj:   Catholicism, strict, or otherwise

[6]     From:   Jack Heller <
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        Date:   Sunday, 24 Mar 2002 15:31:55 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0845 Re: Shakespeare and Catholicism III

[7]     From:   Mike Jensen <
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        Date:   Sunday, 24 Mar 2002 17:24:23 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0845 Re: Shakespeare and Catholicism III

[8]     From:   Mike Jensen <
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        Date:   Sunday, 24 Mar 2002 20:10:26 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0845 Re: Shakespeare and Catholicism III

[9]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 20 Mar 2002 16:47:54 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0833 Re: Proto-Catholics? Proto-Prods


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From:           R.A. Cantrell <
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Date:           Wednesday, 20 Mar 2002 10:52:31 -0600
Subject: 13.0845 Re: Shakespeare and Catholicism III
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0845 Re: Shakespeare and Catholicism III

> Sh's references to the Bible in his early works are entirely from the
> Bishops' Bible which as a child he heard read in Holy Trinity Church in
> liturgical services.  About 1598 (Richmond Noble, Shakespeare's Biblical
> Knowledge . . . [1935]) or 1596 (Naseeb Shaheen,  Biblical References in
> Shakespeare's Plays (1999), Shakespeare began to use quotations from the
> Geneva Bible.  From 1596/8 on, there is a mixture of Bishops' and Geneva
> allusions in the plays.  The further Sh. gets into his Geneva phase, the
> more wholly the Geneva becomes the dominant source.

John,

We are well schooled in the fact of Shakespeare's competency in Latin,
but when it comes time to discuss his use of the Bible, no one seems to
take into account the Latin Bibles that might have been available to
him.

All the best,
R.A. Cantrell
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From:           David Lindley <
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Date:           Wednesday, 20 Mar 2002 17:56:30 GMT0BST
Subject:        Re: Confession (Shakespeare and Catholicism)

John Mahon writes:

>the Anglican settlement rejected penance as a sacrament,
>That's true - there are only two sacraments, according to the Prayer Book
>and therefore rejected the notion of confession to a priest and absolution
>by the confessor.

Only in part.  The priest, after all, pronounces 'The Absolution or
Remission of Sins' at every service of the Church of England.  The
difference is that the priest does so because God 'hath given power and
commandment to declare and pronounce to his people, being penitent, the
Absolution and Remission of their sins' - he pronounces a forgiveness
which is God's to grant, not his - and that is the distinction which I
think was felt to matter. The necessity of auricular confession to a
priest was denied - but after firmly insisting on this, the official
Homily of Repentance goes on:



 

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