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atheism

Subject: Religion

The theory or belief that God does not exist. The word comes (in the late 16th century, via French) from Greek atheos, from a- ‘without’ + theos ‘god’.

Chapman, George

Chapman, George (1559–1634)   Reference library

Robert Maslen

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

...For some scholars, this book identifies him as a member of an exclusive group of intellectuals who surrounded Sir Walter Ralegh . In 1592 the group was dubbed the ‘school of atheism’ by a querulous pamphleteer. One theory, now discredited, holds that Love’s Labour’s Lost ( c. 1594 ) is an attack on the Ralegh circle, and that Shakespeare alludes to this ‘school of atheism’ as the ‘school of night’ (4.3.251), with The Shadow of Night as its poetic manifesto. This theory also proposes that Chapman was the rival poet referred to in Shakespeare’s...

Kyd, Thomas

Kyd, Thomas (1558–94)   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
206 words

...Thomas ( 1558–94 ), Elizabethan dramatist, intimate friend of Marlowe , with whom he was implicated in accusations of atheism and subsequently imprisoned. His reputation as a playwright rests almost entirely upon hearsay, as all the plays attributed to him, with the exception of a translation of Robert Garnier 's Cornelia ( 1594 ), were published anonymously; but he is definitely known to be the author of The Spanish Tragedy ; or , Hieronimo is Mad Again ( c. 1589 ), one of the most popular productions of its day and the forerunner of many similar ...

deism

deism  

Belief in a god who created the universe but does not govern worldly events, does not answer prayers, and has no direct involvement in human affairs. deist n. One who espouses deism. Compare ...
Thomas Harriot

Thomas Harriot  

(1560/61–1621),mathematician and astronomer. In 1585 he went on Ralegh's expedition to Virginia. His A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia (1588) is one of the earliest examples ...
Synge, [Edmund] J[ohn] M[illington]

Synge, [Edmund] J[ohn] M[illington] (16 April 1871)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
689 words

...of ideas and the heroic romanticism of the Celtic Twilight. The son of a wealthy barrister, who died when he was just a year old, and a stern and religiously obsessive mother, Synge reacted against the conservative and socially privileged Protestantism of his background with atheism, socialism, a dedicated interest in native Gaelic language and culture, and an element of anarchic exuberance which was to manifest itself in his plays. At the age of 26 he was diagnosed as suffering from the Hodgkin's Disease which was to kill him 12 years later, and to this...

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