[Milton-L] CFP: (Collection) Resurrecting the "First Five Hundred":The Church Fathers in Early Modern England

Larry Isitt isitt at cofo.edu
Mon Jun 16 11:08:28 EDT 2008

Hi Mitchell,
Since Athanasius defended Nicea by opposing the Arians, and since John
Milton is an Arian (in my view) and thus opposed to Nicea (and thus also
to Athanasius, though he does not mention him by name) is a proposal to
your project welcome that would address Milton's Arian De Doc and in Par
Lost with specific and detailed treatment of Athanasius? Or am I putting
too much stress on Milton and not addressing your needs? I want to
inquire broadly to see if I am at all on a useful path before I go to
the effort of writing 500 words.

Larry Isitt
Eng Dept
College of the Ozarks

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Dear Miltonists:

Please circulate the following CFP to those you know who may be 
interested in contributing to this collection. Many thanks in advance!

CFP: (Collection) Resurrecting the "First Five Hundred": The Church 
Fathers in Early Modern England

In his "Challenge Sermon" delivered at St. Paul's Cross on November 26, 
1559, Bishop John Jewel argued that the Church Fathers were the true 
architects of the Christian religion and that the English people would 
no longer be subjected to the sort of medieval tampering that had led 
the one true Church astray. "The first five hundred years of the 
church," he would argue, "are worth more than the whole thousand that 
followed afterward." For this collection, we are seeking essays that 
address the topic of the Church Fathers in early modern English 
culture. Topics addressed may include (but will not be limited to) the 
rhetorical, political, ethical, and material uses of the Church Fathers 
and the influence of the Fathers on education, rhetoric, science, 
philosophy, philology, the stage, book production, devotional and 
polemical writing, women and writing, the body, colonialist discourse, 
and the rise of capitalism.

Please address queries to the collection's editors, Mitchell Harris 
(mharris at gustavus.edu) and Steven Matthews (smatthew at d.umn.edu). Essay 
proposals should be between 500 and 800 words. Completed essays should 
be between 4,000 and 9,000 words in text, approximately 16-36 
double-spaced pages, and should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, 
15th ed. (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2003). Please use 
endnotes. Proposals and completed essays should be sent electronically 
as a Microsoft Word document or PDF file.

Mitchell M. Harris
Department of English
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W. College Ave.
St. Peter, MN 56082
mharris at gustavus.edu

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