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Less self-indulgent was John Winthrop, who, finding that he was a bad shot, took
this to be an indication of the sinfulness of wildfowl shooting (which he very much
liked).2 But sometimes the doctrine took more savage forms. In 1658 John ...
'The true doctrine of Providence has not only been obscured, but almost buried'. '
If one falls among robbers, or ravenous beasts; if a sudden gust of wind at sea
causes shipwreck; if one is struck down by the fall of a house or a tree; if another,
doctrine take effect. Like its Elizabethan predecessor, it asserted the felonious
nature of invocations of evil spirits, and of the witchcraft which resulted in
anyone's death. It furthermore declared it to be felony if the victim was only
injured; and it ...
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The Magic of the Medieval Church
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