Logo
Logo

Goldsmiths - University of London

Dreaming Converts in the Seventeenth Century: The Case of Philip Dandulo and Thomas Warmstry's The Baptized Turk

Shinn, Abigail. 2017. Dreaming Converts in the Seventeenth Century: The Case of Philip Dandulo and Thomas Warmstry's The Baptized Turk. Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, 17(1), pp. 97-119. ISSN 1553-3786 [Article]

[img] Text
JEMCS - Dreaming Converts.docx - Accepted Version
Permissions: Administrator Access Only until 1 May 2099.
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (161kB)
[img]
Preview
Text ((c) Copyright, the journal for early modern cultural studies)
project_muse_656633.pdf - Published Version

Download (1MB) | Preview

Abstract or Description

This article focuses on a dream embedded within a description of the conversion and baptism of a Muslim man in London in 1657. The Baptized Turk (1658), written by the royalist Thomas Warmstry, tells the story of Rigep Dandulo, a twenty-four-year-old from Smyrna who was baptised by Dr. Peter Gunning at Exeter House chapel. In The Baptized Turk, Warmstry describes and analyzes an elaborate dream experienced by Dandulo and also provides his readers with an extensive guide to dream interpretation. Dream accounts appear frequently in mid-seventeenth-century radical Protestant conversion narratives, but Warmstry makes a case for the role of dreaming in substantiating the converting power of moderate Protestantism. This frames the narrative as a riposte to the gathered churches' dreaming converts, and demonstrates the extent to which royalists utilized and transformed the discursive strategies of their religious and political rivals when promoting their own agenda.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1353/jem.2017.0001

Keywords:

Conversion, Baptism, Islam, Dreams, Anglicanism, Seventeenth-Century

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

English and Comparative Literature

Dates:

DateEvent
January 2016Accepted
May 2017Published

Item ID:

22005

Date Deposited:

19 Oct 2017 10:13

Last Modified:

14 Jul 2018 04:54

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/22005

View statistics for this item...

Edit Record Edit Record (login required)