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Title: New light on Dryden’s conversion (Invited Commentary)
Authors: Gardiner, Anne Barbeau
Keywords: Humanities::Literature::English
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Gardiner, A. B. (2019). New light on Dryden’s conversion (Invited Commentary). Studies in Religion and the Enlightenment 1 (2): 1- 5. doi:10.32655/srej.2019.2.2
Journal: Studies in Religion and the Enlightenment
Abstract: The conversion of John Dryden has perplexed scholars for centuries. Considering Dryden’s literary stature, one can understand the consternation at the time that greeted his becoming a Catholic. The Anglican establishment was especially taken aback when he published The Hind and the Panther (1687), a 2,500-line poem defending the Catholic Church. Many pamphlets were published attacking his conversion as insincere. These unjust attacks on Dryden’s character made Sir Walter Scott call him a “confessor” if not a “martyr” of the Catholic faith.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/137529
ISSN: 2661-3336
DOI: 10.32655/srej.2019.2.2
Rights: © 2019 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, & the Brigham Young University Faculty Publishing Service.
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:Studies in Religion and the Enlightenment

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