Sadducismus Triumphatus: Or, A Full and Plain Evidence, Concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts
BF 1581. A2 1726
Date of Publication
1 bound volume; 510 pages
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Joseph Glanvill [1636-1680] was an English writer, philosopher and clergyman. Born in Plymouth, he was a graduate of Oxford, Exeter College in 1655 and Lincoln College in 1658. He became rector of Frome Selwood and Streat in 1662. He was named rector of the Abbey Church in Bath in 1666, served as chaplain to Charles II from 1672 until his death and became prebendary of Worcester in 1678. Glanville died at Bath on November 4, 1680 at the age of 44.
Sadducismus Triumphatus by Joseph Glanvill [1636-1680], first published in 1681, is a book on witchcraft. Glanvill asserts the existence of witches, perceives them as a danger, and questions disbelief of their supernatural abilities. It includes a collection of folklore concerning witches. Henry More [1614-1687] and Anthony Horneck [1641-1697] also contributed to the volume. This is the Fourth Edition, with additions. The additions include “two authentick, but wonderful stories of certain Swedish witches. Done into English by Dr. Horneck. With some account of Mr. Glavill’s life and writings.”
Sadducismus triumphatus was given to the Winthrop University Archives by Gladys Knight Wilson, Winthrop Class of 1929
A. Bettesworth, and J. Batley
Witches, Witchcraft, Folklore, Magic, Apparitions, Early Works
Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Religion
Glanvill, Joseph, "Sadducismus Triumphatus: Or, A Full and Plain Evidence, Concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts" (1726). Rare Books. 88.