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

Author: Lionel Laborie
Publisher: Manchester, England : Manchester University Press, [2015] ©2015
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This book examines the nature and significance of religious enthusiasm in early Enlightenment England. Historians have argued that the English Enlightenment developed as a rationalistic reaction against the proliferation of religious enthusiasm in the mid-seventeenth century. Yet little attention has been paid to the reality of enthusiasm, whose modern representation largely draws upon the hostile discourse of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Laborie, Lionel.
Enlightening enthusiasm.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2015
(OCoLC)926047243
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lionel Laborie
ISBN: 9780719089886 0719089883
OCLC Number: 908374845
Notes: Developed from the author's PhD thesis (University of East Anglia, 2011) under the title The French Prophets: A Cultural Approach to Religious Enthusiasm in Post-Toleration England (1689-1730).
Description: xi, 353 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction1 The origins the French Prophets2 From the Desert to the New Jerusalem3 The final Reformation4 Going public5 Enthusiasm, blasphemy and toleration6 Medicalising enthusiasmConclusionIndex -- .
Responsibility: Lionel Laborie.
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