Satan and the Scots Hardback
The Devil in Post-Reformation Scotland, C.1560-1700
by Michelle D. Brock;
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Satan and the Scots
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First, it moves beyond establishing what people believed about the Devil to explore what these beliefs actually did- how they shaped the piety, politics, lived experiences, and identities of Scots from across the social spectrum. Second, while many previous studies of the Devil remain confined to national borders, this project situates Scottish demonic belief within the confluence of British, Atlantic, and European religious thought. Third, this book engages with long-running debates about Protestantism and the 'disenchantment of the world', suggesting that Reformed theology, through its dogged emphasis on human depravity, eroded any rigid divide between the supernatural evil of Satan and the natural wickedness of men and women. This erosion was borne out not only in pages of treatises and sermons, but in the lives of Scots of all sorts. Ultimately, this study suggests that post-Reformation beliefs about the Devil profoundly influenced the experiences and identities of the Scottish people through the creation of a shared cultural conversation about evil and human nature.
Satan and the Scots by Michelle D. Brock was published by Ashgate Publishing Group in February 2016. The ISBN for Satan and the Scots is 9781472470010.
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|Page last updated||6th June 2017|
|Author / Artist||Michelle D. Brock|
|Publisher||Ashgate Publishing Group (February 2016)|
|Number of Pages||258|