The Decline of Magic

This research article looks interesting – it’s about how people in the enlightenment became more skeptical about magic, but they could only do so once it was more permissible to have irreligious ideas:

THE DECLINE OF MAGIC: CHALLENGE AND RESPONSE IN EARLY ENLIGHTENMENT ENGLAND

MICHAEL HUNTER (2012).

The Historical Journal, Volume 55,
Issue 02, June 2012 pp 399-425

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?aid=8565563

The article is behind a pay wall though – so you’ll either have to be at a University or be able to pay for it to read the whole thing, but the abstract is free.

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