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Invisible Worlds: Death, Religion And The Supernatural In England, 1500-1700

Invisible Worlds: Death, Religion And The Supernatural In England, 1500-1700

by Peter Marshall

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Overview

How did traditional beliefs about the supernatural change as a result of the Reformation, and what were the intellectual and cultural consequences?

Following a masterly interpretative introduction, Peter Marshall traces the effects of the Reformers’ assaults on established beliefs about the afterlife. He shows how debates about purgatory and the nature of hellfire acted as unwitting agents of modernization. He then turns to popular beliefs about angels, ghosts and fairies, and considers how these were reimagined and reappropriated when cut from their medieval moorings.



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ISBN-13: 9780281075225
Publisher: SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge)
Publication date: 08/17/2017
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Peter Marshall is Professor of History at the University of Warwick and co-editor of The English Historical Review. He has published widely on many aspects of the religious culture of early modern Europe, particularly in the British Isles, and his books include Mother Leakey and the Bishop: A Ghost Story (2007), The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction (2009) and Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation (2017).

Table of Contents

PART 1: HEAVEN, HELL AND PURGATORY: HUMANS IN THE SPIRIT WORLD


1. After Purgatory: Death and Remembrance in the Reformation World

2. 'The Map of God's Word': Geographies of the Afterlife in Tudor and Early Stuart England?

3. Judgment and Repentance in Tudor Manchester: The Celestial Journey of Ellis Hall

4. The Reformation of Hell? Protestant and Catholic Infernalisms, c. 1560-1640

5. The Company of Heaven: Identity and Sociability in the English Protestant Afterlife


PART 2: ANGELS, GHOSTS AND FAIRIES: SPIRITS IN THE HUMAN WORLD


6. Angels Around the Deathbed: Variations on a Theme in the English Art of Dying

7. The Guardian Angel in Protestant England

8. Deceptive Appearances: Ghosts and Reformers in Elizabethan and Jacobean England

9. Piety and Poisoning in Restoration Plymouth

10. Transformations of the Ghost Story in Post-Reformation England

11. Ann Jeffries and the Fairies: Folk Belief and the War on Scepticism

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