Dr Philip Connell Publishes New Book – Secular Chains: Poetry and the Politics of Religion from Milton to Pope

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Dr Phillip Connell’s new book Secular Chains offers an original and richly contextualized account of the relationship between poetry and religious controversy between 1649 and 1745. This was a period of political conflict and intellectual upheaval, in which traditional sources of spiritual authority were variously challenged and transformed. Dr Connell reveals the importance of English literary culture for our understanding of this process, and throws new light on the dynamics of change and continuity between the puritan revolution and the early Enlightenment.

Secular Chains is published by Oxford University Press on April 14 2016.