Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2015

272 Pages | 6 Diagrams, 3 Tables

8.5 x 5.37 inches

ISBN: 9780719089886

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Enlightening Enthusiasm

Prophecy and religious experience in early eighteenth-century England

First Edition

Lionel Laborie

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Offers the first comprehensive approach to enthusiasm, with each chapter looking at its religious, social, cultural, political and medical implications
  • Concentrates on enthusiasm as the
  • Based on extensive and new archival research to provide an in-depth account of the inner workings of the controversial religious movement of the French Prophets
  • Presents extensive prosopographical data (in appendix) that debunk modern association of enthusiasm with radical dissent, popular and superstitious religious experience

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