Enlightening Enthusiasm: Prophecy and Religious Experience in Early Eighteenth-Century England (Hardback)Lionel Laborie (author)
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Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 33 mm
'This original and ground-breaking book is a major reassessment of prophetic religious experience in eighteenth century Britain. The author has uncovered a dazzling array of sources to show the importance of prophecy in religious experience in the period. It will be essential reading for all scholars of the Enlightenment.'
Professor William Gibson, Oxford Brookes University
'A meticulous study, this impressive works draws on a range of sources now scattered across Europe and North America to make a timely and important contribution to several key debates - notably the relationship between religious enthusiasm and the early English Enlightenment. Students of the early eighteenth century should engage with it.'
Ariel Hessayon, Goldsmiths, University of London
'...a highly rewarding book.'
Michael Hunter, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, European History Quarterly, Vol. 47, No. 1
'Enlightening Enthusiasm offers an important contribution to early eighteenth-century English history and is of importance to those researching Quakerism, particularly ecstatic behaviour in the 1700s. By comparing and contrasting the enthusiasm of the French Prophets with other religious dissenters, movements and sects, Laborie has shaped an engaging full study on enthusiasm and places the French Prophets in their rightful place in early modern English history.'
Erica Canela, University of Birmingham, Quaker Studies, Spring 2019
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