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Stuart Clark

in Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208082
eISBN:
9780191677915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208082.003.0045
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

This book focused on how witchcraft (and allied) beliefs made whatever sense they did during their period of maximum appeal to intellectuals. The author treats them as given and looks at how they ... More


Demons

Anthony Ossa-Richardson

in The Devil's Tabernacle: The Pagan Oracles in Early Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157115
eISBN:
9781400846597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157115.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes in some detail the place of the oracles in Christian theology. In the sixteenth century, the pagan oracles became anchored firmly in Christian demonology, whose foundation had ... More


“A Common Thrill”: Evangelicalism and the Culture of Fear

Jason C. Bivins

in Religion of Fear: The Politics of Horror in Conservative Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195340815
eISBN:
9780199867158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340815.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter establishes four contextual factors shaping the Religion of Fear: the history of evangelicalism, political fear, American Christian demonology, and the evangelical mediascape. By ... More


 “Shake ’Em to Wake ’Em”: Hell Houses and the Conservative Evangelical Theater of Horror

Jason C. Bivins

in Religion of Fear: The Politics of Horror in Conservative Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195340815
eISBN:
9780199867158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340815.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The subject of this chapter is the growing popularity of Christian alternatives to Halloween haunted houses. The most famous of these is Keenan Roberts's Hell House, a multiscene morality play that ... More


 “Like Beating the Dog”: Fear, Religion, and American Democracy

Jason C. Bivins

in Religion of Fear: The Politics of Horror in Conservative Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195340815
eISBN:
9780199867158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340815.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The book's conclusion draws together the cases, exploring their similarities and differences. The bulk of the chapter focuses on the meanings of the religion of fear's politics, shown both in the way ... More


A Maid with a Dragon: The Cult of St Margaret of Antioch in Medieval England

Juliana Dresvina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780197265963
eISBN:
9780191772061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265963.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This is the first comprehensive interdisciplinary study of the cult of St Margaret of Antioch in medieval England. Margaret was one of the most famous female saints of both the Catholic world and of ... More


Ghost Stories in Late Renaissance France: Walking by Night

Timothy Chesters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599806
eISBN:
9780191723537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599806.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Caught in the grip of savage religious war, fear of sorcery and the devil, and a deepening crisis of epistemological uncertainty, the intellectual climate of late Renaissance France (c. 1550–1610) ... More


Pastoral Demonology

Timothy Chesters

in Ghost Stories in Late Renaissance France: Walking by Night

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599806
eISBN:
9780191723537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599806.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

The first part of this chapter is devoted to Ludwig Lavater's Von Gespaenstern, a treatise on ghosts which became enormously influential in France following its translation into French (1571). A ... More


Miracle Healing and Exorcism in South Indian Pentecostalism

Michael Bergunder

in Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393408
eISBN:
9780199894390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393408.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter argues that missionary success of the South Indian pentecostal movement in church planting is largely attributable to claims of miracle healing and exorcism, practices that exhibit ... More


City of Demons

Dayna S. Kalleres

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520276475
eISBN:
9780520956841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276475.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

City of Demons widens our view of the late antique urban environment by insisting upon a simple but far-reaching interpretive innovation: people believed in and continuously ritually interacted with, ... More


Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

Stuart Clark

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208082
eISBN:
9780191677915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208082.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

This is a work of fundamental importance for our understanding of the intellectual and cultural history of early modern Europe. This book offers a new interpretation of the witchcraft beliefs of ... More


Witchcraft and Wit-Craft

Stuart Clark

in Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208082
eISBN:
9780191677915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208082.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

The construction of demonism in language was neither entirely, nor even mainly, a matter of contentio. Millions of words were published on the subject in the early modern era and it would be absurd ... More


Unstable Meanings

Stuart Clark

in Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208082
eISBN:
9780191677915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208082.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

As a focal point of Christian theodicy, demonology was naturally obedient to its deep logic — to the logic of ‘hierarchical opposition’. In the main, we have been considering this as a source of ... More


Witchcraft and Science

Stuart Clark

in Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208082
eISBN:
9780191677915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208082.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

No two things could be further apart, seemingly, than demonology and science. Yet between the 15th and the 18th centuries — leaving some very considerable moral issues aside — the questions that ... More


The Devil in Nature

Stuart Clark

in Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208082
eISBN:
9780191677915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208082.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

In early modern Europe devils were allowed enormous intellectual and physical powers. Theology told of an original fall from divine favour that nevertheless left their other ... More


The Causes of Witchcraft

Stuart Clark

in Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208082
eISBN:
9780191677915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208082.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

Patients and witches are not dissimilar products of the relations of knowledge and power that have turned human beings into objects of science. Just as the patient has appeared in various historical ... More


Believers and Sceptics

Stuart Clark

in Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208082
eISBN:
9780191677915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208082.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

The matters that have been considered were undoubtedly among the most recondite in the whole field of demonological enquiry; they do not exactly enthrall modern minds. What must be insisted upon ... More


Prerogative Instances (1)

Stuart Clark

in Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208082
eISBN:
9780191677915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208082.003.0016
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

Demonology was, in essence, an exploration of the criteria of intelligibility for a wide range of puzzling events. The question therefore arises whether there was something significant about this ... More


Prerogative Instances (2)

Stuart Clark

in Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208082
eISBN:
9780191677915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208082.003.0017
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

Demonology was implicated on a grand scale in all the shifts of emphasis that brought conceptual disturbance to the causal classifications of late medieval scientific scholarship. It figured ... More


Witchcraft and the Scientific Revolution

Stuart Clark

in Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208082
eISBN:
9780191677915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208082.003.0019
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

Demonology continued to play a role in science because it contributed to the alliance ‘between one form of philosophy and one form of religion [that] was a dominant feature of late 17th century ... More


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