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Almond, Philip C.

Overview
Works: 26 works in 131 publications in 3 languages and 9,243 library holdings
Genres: History  Comparative studies  Case studies  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BF1581, 236.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Philip C Almond
Heaven and Hell in Enlightenment England by Philip C Almond( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystical experience and religious doctrine : an investigation of the study of mysticism in world religions by Philip C Almond( Book )

15 editions published in 1982 in 3 languages and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rudolf Otto, an introduction to his philosophical theology by Philip C Almond( Book )

6 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 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam and Eve in seventeenth-century thought by Philip C Almond( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 389 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 Devil : a new biography by Philip C Almond( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lucifer, Mephistopheles, Beelzebub; Ha-Satan or the Adversary; Iblis or Shaitan: no matter what name he travels under, the Devil has throughout the ages and across civilizations been a compelling and charismatic presence. In Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, the supposed reign of God has long been challenged by the fiery malice of his opponent, as contending forces of good and evil have between them weighed human souls in the balance. In The Devil, Philip C. Almond explores the figure of evil incarnate from the first centuries of the Christian era. Along the way, he describes the rise of demonology as an intellectual and theological pursuit, the persecution as witches of women believed to consort with the Devil and his minions, and the decline in the belief in Hell and in angels and demons as corporeal beings as a result of the Enlightenment. Almond shows that the Prince of Darkness remains an irresistible subject in history, religion, art, literature, and culture. Almond brilliantly locates the "life" of the Devil within the broader Christian story of which it is inextricably a part; the "demonic paradox" of the Devil as both God's enforcer and his enemy is at the heart of Christianity. Woven throughout the account of the Christian history of the Devil is another complex and complicated history: that of the idea of the Devil in Western thought. Sorcery, witchcraft, possession, even melancholy, have all been laid at the Devil's doorstep. Until the Enlightenment enforced a "disenchantment" with the old archetypes, even rational figures such as Thomas Aquinas were obsessed with the nature of the Devil and the specific characteristics of the orders of demons and angels. It was a significant moment both in the history of demonology and in theology when Benedict de Spinoza (1632-1677) denied the Devil's existence; almost four hundred years later, popular fascination with the idea of the Devil has not yet dimmed"--
Demonic possession and exorcism in early modern England : contemporary texts and their cultural contexts by Philip C Almond( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first book exclusively devoted to demonic possession and exorcism in early modern England. It offers, for the first time, modernised versions of the most significant early modern texts on nine cases of demonic possession from the period 1570 to 1650, the key period in English history for demonic possession. The nine stories were all written by eye-witnesses or were derived from eye-witness reports. They involve matters of life and death, sin and sanctity, guilt and innocence, of crimes which could not be committed and punishments which could not be deserved. The nine critical introductions which accompany the stories address the different strategic intentions of those who wrote them. The modernised texts and critical introductions are placed within the context of a wide-ranging general introduction to demonic possession in England across the period 1550 to 1700
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 207 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
The witches of Warboys : an extraordinary story of sorcery, sadism and satanic possession by Philip C Almond( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 175 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( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 166 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 Scot, and his scorn for Stuart orthodoxy about wiches, the paradox was that his detailed account of sorcery helped strengthen the hold of European demonologies in England while also inspiring the distinctively English tradition of secular magic and conjuring. Scot's influence was considerable. Shakespeare drew on The Discoverie of Witchcraft for his depiction of the witches in Macbeth. So too did fellow-playwright Thomas Middleton in his tragi-comedy The Witch. Recognising Scot's central importance in the history of ideas, Philip C Almond places his subject in the febrile context of his age, examines the chief themes of his work and shows why his writings became a sourcebook for aspiring magicians and conjurors for several hundred years. England's First Demonologist makes a notable contribution to a fascinating but unjustly neglected topic in the study of Early Modern England and European intellectual history."--Publisher's website
Heretic and hero : Muhammad and the Victorians by Philip C Almond( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and German and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamentalism, Christianity, and religion by Philip C Almond( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 23 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 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dissent in paradise : religious education controversies in South Australia( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aerial photographs photopack by Philip C Almond( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 6 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 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De duivel : een biografie by Philip C Almond( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Dutch and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historisch overzicht van het duivelsgeloof in de joodse en christelijke religies, met name tijdens de late middeleeuwen tot aan de Verlichting
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

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

Demonic possession and exorcism in early modern England contemporary texts and their cultural contexts( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Heaven and Hell in Enlightenment England
Alternative Names
Almond, P. C.

Almond, P. C. (Philip C.)

Almond, Philip

Almond, Philip C.

Almond, Philip Clayton

Languages
English (119)

German (2)

Dutch (1)

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The British discovery of BuddhismAdam and Eve in seventeenth-century thoughtDemonic possession and exorcism in early modern England : contemporary texts and their cultural contextsThe witches of Warboys : an extraordinary story of sorcery, sadism and satanic possessionEngland's first demonologist : Reginald Scot & 'The Discoverie of Witchcraft'