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Responses in Gangraena (1646): intertextuality and circulation of orthodox and heterodox ideas during the first English Civil War

Grant number: 14/26179-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2015
Effective date (End): April 22, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - Modern and Contemporary History
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Luis Filipe Silverio Lima
Grantee:Patrícia Moreira Nogueira
Host Institution: Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (EFLCH). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Guarulhos. Guarulhos , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):16/17337-6 - "A Catalogue of Errours now in being": Discipline, intertextuality and circulation of orthodox and heterodox ideas in Thomas Edwards' Gangraena (1646), BE.EP.MS


In this research project it is intend to think about the disputes between orthodoxies and heterodoxies during the english civil war by means of the circulation of ideas verifiable within Thomas Edwards' work, "Gangraena: or a catalogue and discovery of many of the errours, heresies, blasphemies and pernicious practices of the sectaries of this time", published in 1646. Thereby, the aim is to understand what was considered heretical and how these heresies were linked to the interests of an orthodoxy defended by Edwards in the context of the english revolution, especially in the 1640s. Also interests to ascertain how the debate regarding those issues took place, through the responses of Edwards's allies and opponents set in the publication itself. To conduct this study, it will be used the three parts of Gangraena that circulated in 1646. From a methodological concern focused on the history of reading, the reflections concerning the religious and conceptual issues of the modern period and, above all, the intertextuality of Edwards's writings, it is expected to find the text in the midst of coeval struggles in order to comprehend the criticism of the practices and behaviors that were, for the author, a disease in England during that period. (AU)

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