The intersections of supernatural and secular power [Introduction]

Harmes, Marcus and Bladen, Victoria (2015) The intersections of supernatural and secular power [Introduction]. In: Supernatural and secular power in early modern England. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham, Surrey. United Kingdom, pp. 1-14. ISBN 978-1-4724-2940-7

Abstract

Early modern England was a world 'resonating with magical forces'. The dominant, or at least politically established and safeguarded, Church was reformed and taught that the age of miracles had passed, however many English Christians accepted the possibility of the Devil's preternatural intervention in the world and were assured of God's supernatural presence. This volume provides new insights on contemporary understandings of the intersections between the differentiated yet interrelated realms of the supernatural, whether diabolical or sacred, and the secular, opening up a range of different perspectives and contributing to current dialogue in the field by focusing specifically on the issue of power and the porous boundary between the secular and the supernatural in early modern England.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Marcus Harmes, Victoria Bladen and the contributors 2015. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Open Access College
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2015 05:45
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 04:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: witchcraft; the devil; Tudor England; Stuart England
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200503 British and Irish Literature
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210305 British History
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26776

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