SCHOLARS HAVE GENERALLY agreed that the "new Poet" of Edmund Spenser's Shepheardes Calendar (1578) helped spark England's literary renaissance, but they have overlooked one of Spenser's primary inspirations for his innovative conception of the poet: the innovative conception of ministry developed in the Reformation English Church.
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Jeffrey Knapp; Spenser the Priest. Representations 1 February 2003; 81 (1): 61–78. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/rep.2003.81.1.61
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