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Literature, learning, and social hierarchy in early modern Europe: edited by Neil Kenny, Oxford, Oxford University Press (Proceedings of the British Academy, 246), 2022, 312 pp., £75.00 (hardback), ISBN 9780197267332 (2023)
Journal Article
Bridgen, A. (2023). Literature, learning, and social hierarchy in early modern Europe: edited by Neil Kenny, Oxford, Oxford University Press (Proceedings of the British Academy, 246), 2022, 312 pp., £75.00 (hardback), ISBN 9780197267332. The Seventeenth Century, 38(4), 722-724. https://doi.org/10.1080/0268117x.2023.2218233

Thomas Tryon (1634–1703): A Theology of Animal Enslavement (2023)
Book Chapter
Bridgen, A. (2023). Thomas Tryon (1634–1703): A Theology of Animal Enslavement. In A. Linzey, & C. Linzey (Eds.), Animal Theologians (53-75). New York: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780197655542.003.0004

Thomas Tryon was one of the foundational voices of ethical vegetarianism. In his famous work The Way to Health, Long Life, and Happiness (1683), he stressed the Bible’s injunctions against violence toward animals as well as the negative effects of ca... Read More about Thomas Tryon (1634–1703): A Theology of Animal Enslavement.

Humphry Primatt (1735–1777): Animal Protection and Its Revolutionary Contexts (2023)
Book Chapter
Bridgen, A. (2023). Humphry Primatt (1735–1777): Animal Protection and Its Revolutionary Contexts. In A. Linzey, & C. Linzey (Eds.), Animal Theologians (96-123). New York: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780197655542.003.0006

Humphry Primatt was a Church of England clergyman and author of A Dissertation on the Duty of Mercy and the Sin of Cruelty to Brute Animals (1776), one of the earliest and most influential works of animal protectionism. However, remarkably little is... Read More about Humphry Primatt (1735–1777): Animal Protection and Its Revolutionary Contexts.

Patronage, Punch-Ups, and Polite Correspondence: The Radical Background of James Woodhouse’s Early Poetry (2017)
Journal Article
Bridgen, A. J. (2017). Patronage, Punch-Ups, and Polite Correspondence: The Radical Background of James Woodhouse’s Early Poetry. Huntington Library Quarterly, 80(1), 99-134. https://doi.org/10.1353/hlq.2017.0004

In this essay, Adam Bridgen argues that the oft-condemned “sycophancy” of James Woodhouse’s early poetry is a misapprehension that overlooks the emergence of his evangelical, egalitarian beliefs in the mid-1760s. Reconsidering the letters between Woo... Read More about Patronage, Punch-Ups, and Polite Correspondence: The Radical Background of James Woodhouse’s Early Poetry.