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The Theomagical Reformation of Thomas Vaughan: Magic and the Occult in Early Modern British Theology (Hardback)
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The Theomagical Reformation of Thomas Vaughan: Magic and the Occult in Early Modern British Theology (Hardback)

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Hardback 280 Pages / Published: 01/01/2015
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This book examines the thought of Welsh theologian and magician, Thomas Vaughn (Eugenius Philalethes, 1621-1665/66). The argument is that Vaughan played an important role in the ongoing theological, scientific, and magico-alchemical conversations of seventeenth-century Britain. While literary scholars have considered Vaughan in relation to his brother Henry, and historians of science have started to review Vaughan's alchemical work, to my knowledge, Thomas has never been considered as a theologian or magician in his own right. Through close readings of Vaughan's published writings, analyses of their public reception, and explorations of the writers who influenced Vaughan, 1 make a case for Vaughan as a "theomagus," or Christian magician. Vaughan was involved in the universal reform movement of Samuel Hartlib and allied himself with a magical branch of reform associated with the late fifteenth-century humanist Marsilio Ficino and sixteenth-century magician Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa. Vaughan sought to restore peace and religious unity through the prisca theologia (or "original theology"), a primordial wisdom believed to be inherent in Creation, but lost to humanity through the Fall of Adam and subsequent ages of sin.

Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 9780773442535
Number of pages: 280

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