Witchcraft and Whigs Paperback

The life of Bishop Francis Hutchinson (1660-1739)

by Andrew Sneddon;

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Witchcraft and Whigs

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This ground-breaking biography of Bishop Francis Hutchinson (1669-1739) provides a detailed and rare portrait of an early eighteenth century Irish bishop and witchcraft theorist. Drawing upon a wealth of printed primary source material, the book aims to increase our understanding of the eighteenth-century established clergy, both in England and Ireland. It illustrates how one of the main sceptical texts of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the Historical essay concerning witchcraft (1718), was constructed and how it fitted into the wider intellectual and literary context of the time, examining Hutchinson's views on contemporary debates concerning modern prophecy and miracles, demonic and Satanic intervention, the nature of Angels and hell, and astrology. This book will be of particular interest to academics and students of history of witchcraft, and the religious, political and social history of Britain and Ireland in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

Witchcraft and Whigs by Andrew Sneddon was published by Manchester University Press in October 2014. The ISBN for Witchcraft and Whigs is 9780719096785.

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Details for Witchcraft and Whigs

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherManchester University Press (October 2014)
Number of Pages236
Thickness12 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4282329
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