The Reception of English Puritan Literature in Germany

Peter Damrau

Bithell Series of Dissertations 29

MHRA Texts and Dissertations 66

Maney Publishing for the Modern Humanities Research Association and the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies

30 July 2006  •  222pp

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This is the first study to demonstrate the impact of Puritan literature on the development of German language and literature in the seventeenth century and beyond. It crosses the boundaries of theology, literature, and the English and German traditions to show that eighteenth-century secular thinking on introspection, psychology and subjectivity has its roots in vocabulary used in Germany as early as 1665 through the translation of figures such as Daniel Dyke and Richard Baxter. The book concludes with insights on John Bunyan, whose works inspired writers of the 'Geniegeneration' such as Lenz, Wieland, Moritz and Jung Stilling.

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Reviews:

  • ‘Damrau’s study is a well researched and exceptionally well documented inquiry into the relationship between Puritanism and Pietism that reaches beyond the theological into the linguistic and literary disciplines. The extensive bibliography offers dictionaries, primary and secondary literature of relevant works in both the English and German literatures and a refreshingly new approach.’ — Helene M. Riley, Germanic Notes and Reviews 30.1, 2007, 56-59
  • ‘This book makes a valuable contribution to current understanding of the presence of British thinking and texts in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Germany and is to be commended for its detailed analysis, its cross-disciplinary approach and its clear argument.’ — Nils Langer, Modern Language Review 103, 2008, 267-68 (full text online)

Contents:

i-iv
Front Matter
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v-vi
Table of Contents
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vii-viii
Preface
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1-12
Introduction
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13-29
Chapter 1 Research By Theologians and Germanists
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30-58
Chapter 2 the Language of Pietism
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59-70
Chapter 3 Early Puritan Literature in Germany
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71-95
Chapter 4 Puritan Meditation
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96-133
Chapter 5 the Origins of Self-Analysis
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134-157
Chapter 6 the Discovery of the Self
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158-189
Chapter 7 Secularization Within Pietism
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190-194
Conclusion
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195-206
Bibliography
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207-211
INDEX OF NAMES
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212-214
Index of Pietist Expressions
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Bibliography entry:

Damrau, Peter, The Reception of English Puritan Literature in Germany, Bithell Series of Dissertations, 29 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2006)

First footnote reference: 35 Peter Damrau, The Reception of English Puritan Literature in Germany, Bithell Series of Dissertations, 29 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2006), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Damrau, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Damrau, Peter. 2006. The Reception of English Puritan Literature in Germany, Bithell Series of Dissertations, 29 (Cambridge: MHRA)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Damrau 2006: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Damrau 2006: 21.

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