This ground-breaking biography of Bishop Francis Hutchinson
(1669-1739) provides a detailed and rare portrait of an early
eighteenth century Irish bishop and witchcraft theorist. Drawing
upon a wealth of printed primary source material, the book aims to
increase our understanding of the eighteenth-century established
clergy, both in England and Ireland. It illustrates how one of the
main skeptical texts of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries,
the "Historical Essay Concerning Witchcraft" (1718), was
constructed and how it fit into the wider intellectual and literary
context of the time, examining Hutchinson's views on contemporary
debates concerning modern prophecy and miracles, demonic and
Satanic intervention, the nature of Angels and hell, and astrology.
This book will be of particular interest to academics and
students in the areas of history of witchcraft, and the religious,
political and social history of Britain and Ireland in the late
seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.
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