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Blind Devotion: Sight-Loss and Religion in Early Modern Britain

21/08/2019 – 23/08/2019 @ All Day – * Amended from published abstract * In his 2007 work, Vanities of the Eye, Stuart Clark argued that after the Reformation, intellectuals started to disparage the faculty of sight and conversely lauded blind people, who could not be distracted by their eyes, which were the primary mechanism the Devil used to deceive humankind. This paper […]

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