It is also through the Aeneas-Venus relationship that Marlowe emphasizes the absurdity of the my-god-can-beat-your-god aspect of providentialism
. For if Aeneas has his own special deity on his side, that implies the existence of an opposition.
But while this determined providentialism
attempts to shore up the idea that all was for the best, his qualifiers and afterthoughts register the struggle of that effort: 'yet' his mother was well enough to make a good death and assert her love for him as she died; 'it may be' that his fathers fury was just, because he was childish.
York thus wanted to stage a careful representation of the city as a necessary underprop to Henry's successful rule (which it undoubtedly was) while it needed to maintain a clear supporting role in a dramatic narrative of providentialism
and divine right.
This system mixed Christian Providentialism
with Aristotle, as in Vincentio's words to Angelo, "There is a kind of character in thy life, which doth thy history fully unfold.
Reading soldiers' diaries and letters home, the correspondence from the home folks, the daily press, religious periodicals, and other sources, Rable finds a strong and resilient providentialism
coursing through Americans' thinking, even among non-Protestant groups.
(17) He argues that William's regime used the language of providentialism
to legitimize itself.
In Providence and the Invention of the United States, Nicholas Guyatt of Simon Fraser University examines the notion of American providentialism
and its evolving political and social implications, from the establishment of the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown to the end of Reconstruction.
However, Byron's gloomy tenor and fatalism remained fundamentally at odds with Scott's upbeat providentialism
Mukherji's chapter closes with an analytical look at drama's ability to "cast doubt on the project of theatrical providentialism
itself " (134).
as the main religious foundation of Philip II's imperial rhetoric, see Edouard, 2005.
Winship, Seers of God: Puritan Providentialism
in the Restoration and Early Enlightenment (Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996); John Corrigan, The Prism of Piety: Catholick Congregational Clergy at the Beginning of the Enlightenment (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991); Henry.
167-85), neatly subtitled 'The Grotesque as reductio ad absurdum of Providentialism
', draws attention to Moritz, Wezel, and Wieland.