The intersections of supernatural and secular power

Bladen, Victoria and Harmes, Marcus (2015). The intersections of supernatural and secular power. In Marcus Harmes and Victoria Bladen (Ed.), Supernatural and Secular Power in Early Modern England (pp. 1-14) Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing.

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Author Bladen, Victoria
Harmes, Marcus
Title of chapter The intersections of supernatural and secular power
Title of book Supernatural and Secular Power in Early Modern England
Place of Publication Farnham, Surrey, England
Publisher Ashgate Publishing
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Introduction, foreword, editorial or appendix
ISBN 9781472429407
Editor Marcus Harmes
Victoria Bladen
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Total chapters 9
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Early modern England was a world ‘resonating with magical forces’. The dominant, or at least politically established and safeguarded, Church was reformed and taught that the age of miracles had passed, however many English Christians accepted the possibility of the Devil’s preternatural intervention in the world and were assured of God’s supernatural presence. This volume provides new insights on contemporary understandings of the intersections between the differentiated yet interrelated realms of the supernatural, whether diabolical or sacred, and the secular, opening up a range of different perspectives and contributing to current dialogues in the field by focusing specifically on the issue of power and the porous boundary between the secular and the supernatural in early modern England.

The intersection of the ‘supernatural’ and the ‘secular’ immediately raises a range of complex questions...
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