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Almond, Philip C.

Overview
Works: 33 works in 202 publications in 2 languages and 10,208 library holdings
Genres: History  Comparative studies  Case studies  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Philip C Almond
Heaven and Hell in Enlightenment England by Philip C Almond( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines life after death and changing concepts of heaven and hell in English thought from 1650 to 1750. It explores seventeenth- and eighteenth-century images of the journey of body and soul, from Platonist accounts of pre-existence, the final judgement and beyond into heaven or hell. It discloses a society in which frail and fleeting human life was lived out in the expectation of salvation or damnation, of eternal happiness or eternal torment, of heaven or hell and depicts a world radically different from our own. Drawing on the writings not only of the elite but also of the middling and lower classes, Almond shows how there hovered around images of the afterlife many classical and contemporary debate: free will and predestination, materialism and dualism, religion and science, Catholicism and Protestantism, religious and political radicalism, demonology and witchcraft and so on. The picture which emerges is both representative of the age as a whole and enables us to appreciate more fully contemporary understandings of the meaning of human life and death
Mystical experience and religious doctrine : an investigation of the study of mysticism in world religions by Philip C Almond( Book )

19 editions published in 1982 in English and German and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British discovery of Buddhism by Philip C Almond( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the British discovery of Buddhism during the Victorian period. It was only during the nineteenth century that Buddhism became, in the western mind, a religious tradition separate from Hinduism. As a result, Buddha emerged from a realm of myth and was addressed as a historical figure. Almond's exploration of British interpretations of Buddhism - of its founder, its doctrines, its ethics, its social practices, its truth and value - illuminates more than the various aspects of Buddhist culture: it sheds light on the Victorian society making these judgements
Adam and Eve in seventeenth-century thought by Philip C Almond( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 404 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
Demonic possession and exorcism in early modern England : contemporary texts and their cultural contexts by Philip C Almond( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 246 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 )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 234 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 alongside the so-called Samlesbury Witches, then convicted and hanged, 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."--Provided by publisher
The witches of Warboys : an extraordinary story of sorcery, sadism and satanic possession by Philip C Almond( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 181 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."--Jacket
Heretic and hero : Muhammad and the Victorians by Philip C Almond( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and German and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jenseits Eine Geschichte des Lebens nach dem Tode by Philip C Almond( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 27 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

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

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition varies from the first in a number of ways. Firstly, upon the presupposition that a fuller understanding of the 1974-5 controversy might be facilitated by an account of the history of religion and education in South Australia, the editors have included two essays (Ch. 1 & 2) which deal with the controversies over the relationships of religion and education in the first 130 years since the establishment of South Australia. Secondly they have included a detailed survey of the Religious Studies Department at Adelaide CAE (see Ch. 4). [Preface]
The religious education controversy, South Australia, 1974-5 : a documentary collection( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 15 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 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is exclusively devoted to demonic possession and exorcism in early modern England. It offers modernized 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 eyewitnesses or were derived from eyewitness 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 modernized 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
Aerial photographs photopack by Philip C Almond( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 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

Aerial photographs by Philip C Almond( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Almond, P. C.

Almond, P. C. (Philip C.)

Almond, Philip

Almond, Philip C.

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Almond, Philip Clayton

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English (141)

German (5)

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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 possessionDemonic possession and exorcism in early modern England contemporary texts and their cultural contexts