Walton's Lives: Conformist Commemorations and the Rise of Biography

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This book argues that Walton's practice, in his Lives, was crucial in shaping modern expectations of biography, including issues such as how it should be organized, how it should treat evidence, how seriously it should regard narrative coherence, and most particularly in the modern expectation of an intimate relationship between author, reader, and subject. Martin considers Walton's biographical ethics in relation to the tributary genres influencing him as they emerged from post-Reformation commendatory practice after 1546, most particularly classical funeral oratory and the emergent Protestant funeral sermon, the Plutarchan parallel, the didactic Character, martyrological narrative, and finally Walton's direct model, the exemplary biographical commemoration of the conformist minister.

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Jessica Martin is Fellow and College Lecturer, Trinity College, Cambridge.

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Martin gives a strikingly empathetic account of the religious mentality of conforming Anglicans, complementing Patrick Collinson's ground-breaking work on the "godly people" (Puritans). * John Barnard, Times Literary Supplement * As Jessica Martin argues - it is the central interest of her tightly argued and interesting book - Walton's originality lies in his creation of a lay voice and persona. * John Barnard, Times Literary Supplement * ... anyone with a real interest in the religion and literature of the seventeenth century will want to read this book. * Faith and Worship * [Martin] demonstrates, very interestingly, how the funeral sermon, a form which manifests awkward tensions, was vital in the development of Walton's genre. She is very sprightly on death. * Faith and Worship * [Martin's] account of what a cynic might call the cooking of the death of Luther is rather a tour de force and her guesstimates of why Foxe did what he did with the life of Cranmer are very compelling. * Faith and Worship *

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