Medieval Studies Workshop - Wednesday, March 31, 12:30 p.m.
Medieval Images of the Seven Deadly Sins: Their Survival in Reformation England
Eric Carlson is a professor of History at Gustavus Adolphus College. Carlson has published three books: Marriage and the English Reformation (1994), 'Practical Divinity': The Works and Life of Revd Richard Greenham (with Kenneth L. Parker, 1998), and (as editor and contributor) Religion and the English People 1500-1640: New Voices/New Perspectives (1998). He also published several articles and essays on aspects of 16th and 17th century English religion, most notably the controversial "Clerical Marriage and the English Reformation (1992), "The origins, function, and status of the office of churchwarden, with particular reference to the diocese of Ely" (1995), "The Boring of the Ear: Shaping the Pastoral Practice of Preaching in England, 1540-1640" (2001), and "Good Pastors or Careless Shepherds? Parish Ministers and the English Reformation" (2003).
In preparation for this talk, please familiarize yourself with this short reading from Christopher Marlowe's Tragical History of Doctor Faustus