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Miracles in Enlightenment England
by Jane Shaw
The Enlightenment, considered an age of rationalism, is not normally associated with miracles. In this intriguing book, however, Jane Shaw presents accounts of inscrutable miracles that occurred to ordinary worshippers in early modern England. She considers the reactions of intellectuals, scientists, and physicians to these miraculous events and through them explores the ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published November 13th 2006 by Yale University Press
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The history of miracles from 1650 to 1750 is a story of waves. Jane Shaw does a great job showing that history seldom moves in straight lines. If you are interested in Charles II's 92,000 miracles or George Fox's 150 Quaker miracles, this is a great introduction. My only complaint is that 1700-1750 does not get the same in depth coverage as 1650-1700.
The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw was installed as the eighth Dean of Grace Cathedral on November 6, 2010. She is responsible for the overall vision and mission of the Cathedral, overseeing the spiritual life of the Cathedral and giving leadership to the Cathedral community. She runs the Cathedral in collaboration with the Chapter (the Senior Management Team) and Trustees (the Cathedral Board).
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