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This EnglandEssays on the English Nation and Commonwealth in the Sixteenth Century$
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Patrick Collinson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780719084423

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719084423.001.0001

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Biblical rhetoric: the English nation and national sentiment in the prophetic mode

Biblical rhetoric: the English nation and national sentiment in the prophetic mode

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(p.167) Chapter 6 Biblical rhetoric: the English nation and national sentiment in the prophetic mode
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This England
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Patrick Collinson

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719084423.003.0007

When members of the Elizabethan parliaments demanded of their queen that she marry or otherwise determine the succession to the crown, they sometimes spoke with feeling of England. Early modernists hope that they may at least be permitted to write of ‘patriotism’. Granted that there were many ‘patrias’, from the homestead and parish pump upwards and outwards, this chapter focuses on that species of patriotism which was national sentiment. Where did national patriotic sentiment come from, or, a more modest and manageable question, where and how did it find a voice? This chapter suggests that there was a source of nationhood, the religious imagination, which was the conscience, informed and excited by the Bible.

Keywords:   Bible, patriotism, nationalism, England, religious imagination

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