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  • Priestcraft. Anatomising the Anti-Clericalism of Early Modern Europe. 

    Lancaster, James AT; McKenzie-McHarg, Andrew Vincent
    This paper aims to take the measure of the strand of early modern anti-clericalism that was conveyed by the term “priestcraft.” Priestcraft amounted to the claim that priests had illegitimately usurped civil power and ...
  • The Germ of an Idea: Contagionism, Religion, and Society in Britain, 1660-1730 [Book review] 

    Fransen, Sietske (The University of Chicago Press, 2017-12)
    This well-documented book on the history of medicine in the context of religion, politics, and society in early modern England represents an important contribution to the current existing literature in the field. The extensive ...
  • The Role of Georg Friedrich von Johnssen in the Emergence of the Unknown Superiors, 1763–64 

    McKenzie-McHarg, Andrew Vincent (Taylor & Francis, 2018-01-02)
    This article seeks to clarify the role played by the alchemist Georg Friedrich Johnssen (c.1726-1775) in the emergence of the notion that Freemasonry and other secret societies in the second half of the eighteenth-century ...
  • Classifying global catastrophic risks 

    Avin, Shahar; Wintle, BC; Weitzdörfer, J; Ó hÉigeartaigh, SS; Sutherland, William James; Rees, MJ (Elsevier, 2018-01-01)
    We present a novel classification framework for severe global catastrophic risk scenarios. Extending beyond existing work that identifies individual risk scenarios, we propose analysing global catastrophic risks along three ...

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