In our modern era, however, millions feel alienated by the inflexible teachings of formal religion, and many have even abandoned it altogether.
Thomas Moore, a former monk, understands their disillusionment, but also knows that lives devoid of spirituality are empty and unsatisfying.
The Summary of The Dialogue Concerning Heresies, (Books I and II) is complete. The Bibliographical Appendix (A Thomas More Bibliography), which consists of over 2,000 items, has been revised and separated into three separate files with separate item numbering.
However, I was unable to properly complete the Summary of The Dialogue Concerning Heresies, (Books III and IV). (In the original the item numbering was continuous.) A heavily revised version of the "Bibliography of Thomas More's Utopia" was published in EMLS 1.2 (Aug. (The links to the Utopia Bibliography are to this file.) The three bibliography files summarized below give a comprehensive bibliography of all aspects of modern More scholarship (both modern editions and secondary scholarship) over the last 100 years from the late 19th century up to the present time.
There is also an immensely valuable and very detailed synopsis in French in point form of the structure of More's Utopia in Andr Prvost's edition: L'Utopie de Thomas More: Prsentation, Texte Original, Apparat Critique, Exgse, Traduction et Notes, (Paris: Mame, 1978), pp. The Summary of A Dialogue of Comfort gives a complete summary of the dialogue structure of what is perhaps More's greatest English work. Miles in A Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation, (Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1965), pp.
243--251; but it is too brief and fails to bring out the contributions of the individual speakers.The Summary of The History/Historia of Richard III, which was the first to be finished, is complete but quite brief and schematic.The Summary of Utopia deals only with Book I and the Conclusion to Book II and the two Prefatory Letters by More to Peter Giles.In this study I present an analysis of the structures of four works by Sir Thomas More: The History of Richard III, the 'Dialogue of Counsel' in Book I of Utopia, The Dialogue Concerning Heresies, and The Dialogue of Comfort in Tribulation.My basic thesis is that Thomas More was a superb literary artist and a master of the art of literary dialogue, and that beneath the often apparently rambling and digressive surface of each of these literary works, there is a 'deep structure' that is highly coherent and even tightly organised.In the Yale Edition, Frank Manley provides a detailed analysis (but not outline) of "The Argument of the Book," in CW 12, lxxxvi--cxvii.The Summary of A Dialogue Concerning Heresies gives a very detailed account of the dialogue structure of More's most important work dealing with the English Reformation---really an epitom or digest rather than a summary. The electronic edition is an almost exact copy of the original thesis. dissertation, "Sir Thomas More and the Art of Dialogue" (UBC, 1993), I investigated the use of dialogue and oration in four of Sir Thomas More's major works, including his The History of King Richard III (both Latin and English versions) and in three dialogues---Book I of Utopia (written in Latin) and in two major English dialogues: The Dialogue Concerning Heresies and A Dialogue of Comfort in Tribulation.(The pagination of the original text is given in brackets, e.g..) The principal changes involve the major two appendices (see A Note on the Two Appendices below).