Beautiful Writing, Part 5: John Donne

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  1. Donne, Milton, Bunyan, Moore et al quite a brilliant bunch as the high Renaissance as Europe goes climaxes in the literary genius of England and foundation for Age of Enlightenment. Puritans carry theology to the next level as part of Reformation. Thomas Moore remains a Catholic though and Henry VIII terminates him. Pretty stupid when a king executes the smartest man in the country. That is ironic as Protestants in the tradition of Luther, Calvin and Knox don’t consider Anglicans Protestants but they consider themselves such.

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