Search results

You are looking at 1 - 3 of 3 items for :

  • executive politics x
  • Manchester Religious Studies x
  • User-accessible content x
Clear All
Open Access (free)
black magic and bogeymen in Northern Ireland, 1973–74
Richard Jenkins

living in the ‘last days’ (for the moment anyway). The final answer is that during the spring of May 1974, both the press and Army intelligence had other, if not better, things on which to concentrate. Loyalist resistance to the cross-community, power-sharing Executive – the British attempt to fill the local political vacuum created by the demise of Stormont and provide a basis for non-sectarian politics

in Witchcraft Continued
Alison Forrestal

historian of the ancien régime church has remarked, ‘Just as the Devil has the best tunes, so the affairs of the world provide the historian with better evidence than fervour and devotion.’2 Yet this preoccupation with vice and abuse means that historians have judged the episcopate to be a highly worldly body, controlled by the crown and powerful aristocratic families, who used bishoprics as pawns in their political games: the classic example cited is the ‘turbulent ambition’ of Charles de Lorraine.3 This overwhelmingly negative view is perhaps understandable in view of

in Fathers, pastors and kings
Open Access (free)
Agency and selfhood at stake
Lara Apps and Andrew Gow

theory posits that actors always have choices, no matter how restricted; ‘agent-centred’ morality proposes a novel twist on both traditional Kantian internalist categories and a useful political starting point for taking agents’ conscious moral choices seriously. 2 In this chapter, we address the problems of both male and female witches’ agency and selfhood. Issues of agency and resistance are not

in Male witches in early modern Europe