Popular Religion (1973-1974)

Witchcraft: a white-faced witch meeting a black-faced witch with a great beast. Woodcut, 1720.

During the academic year 1973-1974, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies focused on the history of popular religion, primarily in the context of Europe and the United States.

Topics Included:

  • Reform, revivalism, and iconoclasm
  • Witch hunting
  • Ritual
  • Church, nation, and state
  • Cults
  • Religious legitimacy

Davis Center Fellows

  • Jay P. Dolan, University of Notre Dame
  • Carlo Ginzburg, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Lionel Rothkrug
  • Stephen Yeo, University of Sussex, Brighton

Shelby Cullom Davis Center Volume

Religion and the People, 800-1700 Edited by James ObelkevichReligion and the People, 800-1700

Edited by James Obelkevich
Copyright 1979 University of North Carolina Press


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