Miracles in Enlightenment England Paperback

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Miracles in Enlightenment England

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The Enlightenment, considered an age of rationalism, is not normally associated with miracles. In this intriguing book, however, Jane Shaw presents accounts of inscrutable miracles that occurred to ordinary worshippers in early modern England. She considers the reactions of intellectuals, scientists and physicians to these miraculous events, and through them explores the relations between popular and elite culture of the time. Miraculous events in England between the 1650s and the 1750s were experienced mainly by Protestants, rather than by Catholics. The book looks at the political and social context of these events as well as interpretations and explanations of them by scientists, the Court and the Church, as by preachers, pamphleteers, friends and neighbours. Shaw links the lived religion of the time to intellectual history and amends the hitherto received view. The religious practice of ordinary people was as crucial to the development of Enlightenment thought as the philosophical and theological writings of the elite. Jane Shaw was educated at Oxford, Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley.
She is Dean of Divinity, Chaplain, and Fellow of New College, Oxford, and co-editor (with Alan Kreider) of 'Culture and the Nonconformist Tradition' (1999).

Miracles in Enlightenment England by Jane Shaw was published by Yale University Press in August 2006. The ISBN for Miracles in Enlightenment England is 9780300197686.

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Details for Miracles in Enlightenment England

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherYale University Press (August 2006)
Number of Pages256
Thickness13 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4079431
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