By Clare Copeland, Jan Machielsen
“fascinating analyses […] those essays may be of curiosity to someone attracted to the heritage of early glossy faith; between different issues, they make necessary, nuanced contributions to the talk on no matter if the Reformation fostered the disenchantment of the world.”
Jeffrey R. Watt, college of Mississippi. In: The magazine of Ecclesiastical background, Vol. sixty five, No. 1 (January 2014), pp. 184-185.
This quantity explores person responses to the matter of discernment of spirits, and the adjoining challenge of real and fake holiness within the interval following the ecu Reformations.
Jan Machielsen, DPhil (2011) in heritage, college of Oxford, is a Junior examine Fellow at Balliol university, Oxford and a British Academy Postdoctoral study Fellow. He has released a number of articles at the interaction of demonology and overdue humanism.
Clare Copeland, DPhil (2010) in Theology, college of Oxford is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Early glossy Catholicism at Somerville collage, Oxford. Her monograph on canonization in early smooth Italy is impending with Oxford college Press
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Clare Copeland & Jan Machielsen
I Angels, Demons, and every thing in among: religious Beings in Early sleek Europe
II harmful Visions: The adventure of Teresa of Avila and the educating of John of the go.
III partaking within the Divine: Visions and Ecstasies in a Florentine Convent
IV Heretical Saints and Textual Discernment: The Polemical Origins of the Acta Sanctorum (1643–1940)
V Discerning the “Call” and Fashioning useless Disciples: the various Lives of Augustine Baker
Victoria Van Hyning
VI A Seventeenth-Century Prophet confronts His mess ups: Paul Felgenhauer’s Speculum Poenitentiae, Buß-Spiegel (1625)
Leigh T. I. Penman
VII Visions, goals, and the Discernment of Prophetic Passions: experience and cause within the Writings of the Cambridge Platonists and John Beale, 1640–60
R. J. Scott
VIII Gijsbert Voet and Discretio Spirituum after Descartes
IX “Incorporeal Substances”: Discerning Angels in Later Seventeenth-Century England
Afterword: Angels of sunshine and pictures of Sanctity