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The fallibility of Una
in God’s only daughter
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Una’s fallibility in canto I has been underestimated thanks to the received interpretation of Una’s injunction to Red Cross at I.i.19.2 as a laudable invocation of “saving faith.” But Una is merely (and, in terms of Protestant doctrine, dubiously) urging Red Cross to have faith in himself. Una is implicated in all the mistakes made by Red Cross.

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God’s only daughter

Spenser’s Una as the invisible Church


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