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Almond, Philip C.

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Works: 26 works in 117 publications in 1 language and 7,391 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Comparative studies  Juvenile works 
Roles: Other
Classifications: BF1581, 236.2
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Most widely held works by Philip C Almond
Heaven and Hell in Enlightenment England by Philip C Almond ( )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 1,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adam and Eve in seventeenth-century thought by Philip C Almond ( )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book offers an account of the central myth of Western culture - the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Philip Almond examines the way in which the gaps, hints, and illusions within this biblical story were filled out in seventeenth-century English thought. At this time, the Bible formed a fundamental basis for studies in all subjects and influenced greatly the way that people understood the world. Drawing extensively on primary sources, he covers subjects as diverse as theology, history, philosophy, botany, language, anthropology, geology, vegetarianism, and women. He demonstrates the way in which the story of Adam and Eve was the fulcrum around which moved lively discussions on topics such as the place and nature of Paradise, the date of creation, the nature of Adamic language, the origins of the American Indians, agrarian communism, and the necessity and meaning of love, labour, and marriage."--Jacket
The witches of Warboys an extraordinary story of sorcery, sadism and satanic possession by Philip C Almond ( )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The story of the witches of Warboys is one of the most dramatic in annals of English witchcraft. Yet, despite a rich and colourful cast of characters, and a potent mixture of tension and pathos to match anything in the later Salem witch trials, it has never before been told in full. At one level, the story of Warboys features a conflict about honour and truth between two families in a close-knit Elizabethan village. At another level, the tale concerns a wider struggle between local gentry and yeomanry mirroring wider social tensions. But lying still deeper, at the heart of the narrative coils a dark account of possession by demons, of malevolent spirits, of trust broken and of children accursed. What really happened in Warboys in the late sixteenth century, to drive this unremarkable rural community into such frenzy of brutality and violence? Philip Almond leads us into a half-forgotten world of horror and crime, of victims and victimisers, of spectres and unseen spirits, of sex with the devil and 'scratching' the witch. He shows a macabre and dangerous world where nothing is as it seems, where evil begets evil, and where innocence is betrayed."--BOOK JACKET
England's first demonologist Reginald Scot & 'The Discoverie of Witchcraft' by Philip C Almond ( )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fables of witchcraft have taken so fast hold and deepe root in the heart of man, that few or none can indure with patience the hand and correction of God.' Reginald Scot, whose words these are, published his remarkable book The Discoverie of Witchcraft in 1584. England's first major work of demonology, witchcraft and the occult, the book was unashamedly sceptical. It is said that so outraged was King James VI of Scotland by the disbelieving nature of Scot's work that, on James' accession to the English throne in 1603, he ordered every copy to be destroyed. Yet for all the anger directed at
Demonic possession and exorcism in early modern England contemporary texts and their cultural contexts by Philip C Almond ( )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first book devoted to demonic possession and exorcism in early modern England. Offers modernised versions of significant texts on nine cases of demonic possession from the period 1570 to 1650. The modernised texts are placed within the context of an Introduction to demonic possession in England across the period
Mystical experience and religious doctrine : an investigation of the study of mysticism in world religions by Philip C Almond ( Book )
10 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rudolf Otto, an introduction to his philosophical theology by Philip C Almond ( Book )
5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The British discovery of Buddhism by Philip C Almond ( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Lancashire Witches : a chronicle of sorcery and death on Pendle Hill by Philip C Almond ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the febrile religious and political climate of late sixteenth-century England, when the grip of the Reformation was as yet fragile and insecure, and underground papism still perceived to be rife, Lancashire was felt by the Protestant authorities to be a sinister corner of superstition, lawlessness and popery. And it was around Pendle Hill, a sombre ridge that looms over the intersecting pastures, meadows and moorland of the Ribble Valley, that their suspicions took infamous shape. The arraignment of the Lancashire witches in the assizes of Lancaster during 1612 is England's most notorious witch-trial. The women who lived in the vicinity of Pendle, who were accused, convicted and hanged alongside the so-called 'Salmesbury Witches', were more than just wicked sorcerers whose malign incantations caused others harm. They were reputed to be part of a dense network of devilry and mischief that revealed itself as much in hidden celebration of the Mass as in malevolent magic. They had to be eliminated to set an example to others. In this remarkable and authoritative treatment, published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the case of the Lancashire witches, Philip C Almond evokes all the fear, drama and paranoia of those volatile times: the bleak story of the storm over Pendle."--Publisher's website
Heretic and hero : Muhammad and the Victorians by Philip C Almond ( Book )
6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fundamentalism, Christianity, and religion by Philip C Almond ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The religious education controversy, South Australia, 1974-5 : a documentary collection ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dissent in paradise : religious education controversies in South Australia ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aerial photographs photopack by Philip C Almond ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The third heaven : a study in philosophy and religious experience by Philip C Almond ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aerial photographs by Philip C Almond ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Devil : a new biography by Philip C Almond ( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The gender impact of recent European trends in wage determination by Philip C Almond ( )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life after death in the English Enlightenment by Philip C Almond ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mystical experience, religious doctrine and philosophical analysis by Philip C Almond ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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