Abstract

Jake Juggler, a mid-sixteenth century interlude, depicts Jake's efforts to convince his rival servant, Jenkin, that he is Jenkin and that a body can be in two places at once. The play thus promotes disbelief in the Real Presence by unleashing a corrosive and theatrical skepticism that converts individual body wholes into body parts\-\-with significant consequences for a body politic that was in the process of assimilating the corpus mysticum. Jake Juggler indicates how the theater could be harnessed for Reformation theology and speaks to contemporary critical efforts to complicate the Weberian representation of a modernity dominated by disenchantment.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1080-6547
Print ISSN
0013-8304
Pages
pp. 239-269
Launched on MUSE
2007-03-06
Open Access
No
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