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The Making of a Blasphemer

Michael F. Graham

in The Blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead: Boundaries of Belief on the Eve of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634262
eISBN:
9780748653454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634262.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the history of Thomas Aikenhead. Aikenhead was an intellectual iconoclast from an idiosyncratic and marginal Edinburgh family. He was orphaned at nine, with no wealth within ... More


Trial and Execution

Michael F. Graham

in The Blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead: Boundaries of Belief on the Eve of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634262
eISBN:
9780748653454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634262.003.0023
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter talks about the trial and execution of Thomas Aikenhead. The trial convened in Edinburgh's tolbooth on 23 December 1696, after several delays for reasons that may have involved locating ... More


The Aftermath: Public Opinion in Scotland and England

Michael F. Graham

in The Blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead: Boundaries of Belief on the Eve of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634262
eISBN:
9780748653454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634262.003.0025
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the events following the execution of Thomas Aikenhead. Nobody did more than Mungo Craig to blacken Thomas Aikenhead's reputation and to supply the evidence that sent him to ... More


The Blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead: Boundaries of Belief on the Eve of the Enlightenment

Michael F. Graham

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634262
eISBN:
9780748653454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634262.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This is the first modern book-length study of the case of Thomas Aikenhead, the sometime University of Edinburgh student who in 1697 earned the unfortunate distinction of being the last person ... More


Introduction

Michael F. Graham

in The Blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead: Boundaries of Belief on the Eve of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634262
eISBN:
9780748653454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634262.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter talks about Thomas Aikenhead, a twenty-year-old student from the town college of Edinburgh who was executed for blasphemy. Those hanged rarely died instantly, so onlookers would probably ... More


Conclusion

Michael F. Graham

in The Blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead: Boundaries of Belief on the Eve of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634262
eISBN:
9780748653454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634262.003.0027
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This concluding chapter talks about Thomas Aikenhead, a young man, living in the seventeenth century, a time when confessional orthodoxy was jealously guarded in that splintered sectarian landscape ... More


‘So unnaturall a seasone’: The Dreadful Year 1696

Michael F. Graham

in The Blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead: Boundaries of Belief on the Eve of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634262
eISBN:
9780748653454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634262.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter talks about the dreadful year of 1696 in Scotland. It was a year of famine, the fifth of what came to be called ‘the seven ill years’. The harvest of 1695 was particularly thin, and that ... More


Edinburgh and Scotland in the 1690s

Michael F. Graham

in The Blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead: Boundaries of Belief on the Eve of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634262
eISBN:
9780748653454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634262.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the situation of Edinburgh and Scotland in the 1690s. Thomas Aikenhead's trial and execution took place in a city that retains some elements that Aikenhead and his ... More


The Politics of Blasphemy

Michael F. Graham

in The Blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead: Boundaries of Belief on the Eve of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634262
eISBN:
9780748653454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634262.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the politics of blasphemy. The issue of the Episcopal clergy was complicated by relations with England, whose Anglican religious establishment viewed the Scots Episcopal clergy ... More


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