On the Demon-mania of Witches

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Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 1995 - Всего страниц: 218
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Introduction
9
Authors Preface
35
BOOK
45
On the Association of Spirits with Men
55
The Difference between Good and Evil Spirits
63
On Prophecy and Other Divine Means to Learn
71
On Unlawful Means to Accomplish Something
89
On Tacit Invocations of Evil Spirits
102
On Those Who Renounce God and Their Religion
112
Whether Witches Have Copulation with Demons
130
BOOK THREE
143
On the Unlawful Means Which Are Used
158
BOOK FOUR
173
On the Voluntary and Forced Confessions
190
On the Punishment That Witches Merit
203
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One of the most influential French philosophers of the sixteenth century, Jean Bodin is known today for his political thought. Born in 1530, he received training in law at the University of Toulouse and became an advocate in Paris, where he won the favor of the royal family. Bodin's first major work, Method for the Easy Comprehension of History (Methodus ad facilem historiarum cognitionem Methodus ad facilem historiarum cognitionem), published in 1566, provides an overall introduction to his philosophical system. The Six Bookes of a Commonweale, which appeared in French in 1576 and later in a Latin version, is in many respects his chief claim to fame as a political philosopher. It contains a strong defense of absolute sovereignty and of monarchy as the best form of government. His Demonomania, first published in 1580, is an elaborate account of witchcraft and sorcery intended to assist in the suppression of the black arts. Theatre of Nature (Universale theatrum naturae), printed in 1596, contains his cosmology and his speculations on the nature of the human soul, angels, and the spiritual world. Colloquium of the Seven (Colloquium heptaplomeres), composed in 1588, did not appear in print until the nineteenth century. It takes the form of a dialogue among seven sages of different religions and philosophical persuasions in search of a common creed. Although he was an active and, at times, controversial writer during the period of France's most bitter religious strife, Bodin seems to have avoided sectarian conflict while maintaining his loyalty to the Catholic Church and the monarchy. Bodin died in 1596.

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