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The Resource Children of wrath : possession, prophecy and the young in early modern England, by Anna French

Children of wrath : possession, prophecy and the young in early modern England, by Anna French

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Children of wrath : possession, prophecy and the young in early modern England
Title
Children of wrath
Title remainder
possession, prophecy and the young in early modern England
Statement of responsibility
by Anna French
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Language
eng
Summary
"The work introduces its readers to the dualistic nature of early modern perceptions of their young--they were seen to be both close to devilish temptations and to God's divine finger, as illustrated by published accounts of possession and prophecy. These cases reveal to us moments in which children could be granted authority or in which writers and publishers framed children in positions of spiritual agency. This can tell us much about how early modern society perceived, imagined and depicted their young, and helps us to revise the notion that early modern children's lives, which were often fleeting, may have gone unregarded. Both contributing to, and informed by, some of the most recent historiographical directions taken by early modern history, this book engages with three key areas: the history of extreme spiritual experience such as demonic possession, the 'lived experience' of early modern religion and the history of childhood. In this way, it offers the first scholarly exploration of the dialogue between these three areas of current and widespread historical interest which have, perhaps surprisingly, not yet been considered together"--Provided by publisher
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French, Anna
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Christianity
  • Children
  • Children
  • Dualism
  • Demoniac possession
  • Prophecy
  • Prophecy
  • England
  • England
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Children of wrath : possession, prophecy and the young in early modern England, by Anna French
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Children of wrath : an introduction -- Children of unbelief : the inheritance from Adam -- Children of wrath? : children in cases of demonic possession -- Darrell, Harsnett and the child demoniacs -- Children of God : cases of child prophecy -- Sin, providence, and the judgement of children -- Children of wrath : conclusion
Control code
18724631
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 181 pages
Isbn
9781472443670
Lccn
2015017495
Label
Children of wrath : possession, prophecy and the young in early modern England, by Anna French
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Children of wrath : an introduction -- Children of unbelief : the inheritance from Adam -- Children of wrath? : children in cases of demonic possession -- Darrell, Harsnett and the child demoniacs -- Children of God : cases of child prophecy -- Sin, providence, and the judgement of children -- Children of wrath : conclusion
Control code
18724631
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 181 pages
Isbn
9781472443670
Lccn
2015017495

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