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Mania for Freedom: American Literatures of Enthusiasm from the Revolution to the Civil War

John Mac Kilgore

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629728
eISBN:
9781469629742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629728.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm,” wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1841. While this statement may read like an innocuous truism today, the claim would have been controversial in the ... More


Enlightening Enthusiasm: Prophecy and religious experience in early eighteenth-century England

Lionel Laborie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089886
eISBN:
9781526104007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089886.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book examines the nature and significance of religious enthusiasm in early Enlightenment England. In the early modern period, the term ‘enthusiasm’ was a smear word used to discredit the ... More


Frenzies of the Beast: The Phaedran Furores in the Rites and Writings of Aleister Crowley

Matthew D. Rogers

in Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863075
eISBN:
9780199979974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863075.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter studies a certain case of classical literature, which is the “Frenzies of the Beast: The Phaedran Furores in the Rites and Writings of Aleister Crowley.” It analyzes the classification ... More


Presbyterianism in Scotland After 1690

Thomas Ahnert

in The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690-1805

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300153804
eISBN:
9780300153811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153804.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the state of Scottish Presbyterianism in the decades immediately following the Glorious Revolution of 1688 – 89. The revolution had brought about the restoration of the ... More


Introduction: Enthusiasm, Event, Literature

John Mac Kilgore

in Mania for Freedom: American Literatures of Enthusiasm from the Revolution to the Civil War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629728
eISBN:
9781469629742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629728.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter provides an overview of the book’s historical, political, and literary material. It is broken into three sections. The first section situates “enthusiasm” in relationship to the modern ... More


Remembering Mary Wollstonecraft

Harriet Guest

in Unbounded Attachment: Sentiment and Politics in the Age of the French Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686810
eISBN:
9780191767067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686810.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses posthumous representations of Wollstonecraft, including anonymous accounts which appeared in periodicals and essays, as well as Mary Hays’s obituary, and letters Godwin ... More


A due degree of zeal: enthusiasm and Methodism

Robert G. Ingram

in Reformation without end: Religion, politics and the past in post-revolutionary England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526126948
eISBN:
9781526136244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126948.003.0017
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter is about anti-Methodism and focuses especially on Warburton’s Doctrine of Grace (1763). Firstly, it reveals how Warburton’s engagement with George Whitefield’s Journals; with John ... More


Managing new policy institutions

Lewis Minkin

in The Blair Supremacy: A study in the politics of Labour's party management

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719073793
eISBN:
9781781706770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073793.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Under Smith the NPF had evoked considerable enthusiasm as a two-way deliberative body but in this chapter it is shown that under Blair there had begun a covert process of managerial interference in ... More


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