Religious propaganda in selected Anglo-Saxton literature

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Van der Westhuizen, J E en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Keating, Lise Manda en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-17T07:08:38Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-17T07:08:38Z
dc.date.issued 1999 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Keating, L. 1999. Religious propaganda in selected Anglo-Saxton literature. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17868
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This study of selected Old English texts, from the canons of Aelfric and Cynewulf, presents the argument that the primary purpose of the Saints' Lives in question is that of instruments of persuasion. After a description of the rites of Anglo-Saxon paganism, an attempt is made to outline the manner in which the Christian missionaries used certain aspects of pagan belief to promote Christianity. As such, these texts may therefore be viewed as religious propaganda in the Anglo- Saxon Church's attempt to win new converts to Christianity and to strengthen the faith of those already within its fold, firstly by promoting belief in the miraculous and secondly by investing Anglo-Saxon Christianity with the supernatural powers of the Anglo-Saxon and Celtic Pagan religions. Although the works of Cynewulf predate those of Aelfric, I have chosen to discuss the prose works of Aelfric first. However, I do not believe that reversing the historical order invalidates the argument. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Medieval English Studies en_ZA
dc.title Religious propaganda in selected Anglo-Saxton literature en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of English Language and Literature en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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