Browne, Religio Medici

ENGL 520

Dr. Fike


  1. What does Religio Medici teach us about Browne’s life?  What events/actions does it record?  Do you see parallels or contrasts to Bunyan’s Grace Abounding?

  2. Does Browne’s religious position seem contradictory?  In other words, does he make statements that fit Catholicism, Protestantism, and atheism?

  3. Exactly how does Browne deal with contradictions between faith and science?

  4. What does Browne mean by “that great and true amphibium”?  See page 480.

  5. Style:  Find particularly artful and long sentences and/or sentences that contain imagery or other literary devices.  How would you describe Browne’s style?

  6. How does Browne speak to us today?  In other words, how is what Browne advocates like our own belief system today?