Penitent Brothellers: Grace, Sexuality, and Genre in Thomas Middleton's City Comedies

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University of Delaware Press, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 223 pages
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"Panitent Brothellers focuses on the recurring incidents of repentance and conversion in Thomas Middleton's major comedies. Panitent Brothel's conversion in a Mad World, My Masters and Sir Walter Whorehound's repentance in A Chaste Maid in Cheapside are familiar examples of behavior that, while having precedents with St. Augustine and St. Paul, had been newly described by Luther and Calvin." "This study emphasizes close readings of Middleton's city comedies to reveal the importance of repentance and conversion in his theology."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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Page 24 - But O man, who art thou which pleadest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the Potter power of the clay,

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Herbert Jack Heller is an Assistant Professor of English and the Humanities at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina.

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