Articles & Chapters

James A.T. Lancaster, “From Matters of Faith to Matters of Fact: The Problem of Priestcraft, 1690-1720.” Intellectual History Review 27 (2017).

James A.T. Lancaster & Andrew McKenzie-McHarg, “Priestcraft. Reflections on the Life and Death of an Idea.” Intellectual History Review 27 (2017).

James A.T. Lancaster, “Francis Bacon on the Moral and Political Character of the Universe,” in Francis Bacon on Motion and Power, ed. James A.T. Lancaster and Guido Giglioni, 231-48. Dordrecht: Springer, 2015.

James A.T. Lancaster, “Natural Histories of Religion: A (Baconian) ‘Science’?Perspectives on Science 20:2 (2012): 246-267.

James A.T. Lancaster, “Natural Knowledge as a Propaedeutic to Self-Betterment: Francis Bacon and the Transformation of Natural History.” Early Science and Medicine 17:1 (2012): 181-196.

James A.T. Lancaster, “The Semantic Structure of Evolutionary Biology as an Argument Against Intelligent Design.” Zygon 46:1 (2011): 26-46.


James A.T. Lancaster, Francis Bacon: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.

James A.T. Lancaster, Francis Bacon, Nature, and the Politics of Religion. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Edited Collections

James A.T. Lancaster and Richard Raiswell (eds), Evidence in the Age of the New Sciences. Dordrecht: Springer, 2018.

James A.T. Lancaster and Andrew McKenzie-McHarg (eds), “Priestcraft. Early Modern 2017 Variations on the Theme of Sacerdotal Imposture.” Intellectual History Review 27 (2017).

James A.T. Lancaster and Guido Giglioni et al. (eds), Francis Bacon on Motion and Power. Dordrecht: Springer, 2016.

James A.T. Lancaster, Marta Fattori, and Benedino Gemelli (eds), Francis Bacon, De augmentis scientiarum. Oxford Francis Bacon X/XI. Oxford: Oxford University Press, TBD.


James A.T. Lancaster, Rhetoric and the Familiar in Francis Bacon and John Donne, Daniel Derrin. Journal of Early Modern Studies 4:2 (2015): 163-165.

James A.T. Lancaster, John Locke and Natural Philosophy, Peter R. Anstey. The British Journal for the History of Science 45:1 (2012): 129-130.

James A.T. Lancaster, The Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of Sensibility: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1680 – 1760, Stephen Gaukroger. The British Journal for the History of Science 44:4 (2011): 593-595.

James A.T. Lancaster, "A Brief, but Erudite Examination of the Renaissance Artes Historicae": Grafton’s What Was History?, Anthony Grafton. Society and Politics 5:2 (2011): 159-161.

James A.T. Lancaster, Deism in Enlightenment England, Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth. Intellectual History Review 20:4 (2010): 536-538.

James A.T. Lancaster, Epicureanism at the Origins of Modernity, Catherine Wilson. Intellectual History Review 20:2 (2010): 291-292.

James A.T. Lancaster, Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion, Ronald L. Numbers (ed.). Symposia 2:1 (2010): 1-3.

James A.T. Lancaster, The Fall of Man and the Foundations of Science, Peter Harrison. Symposia 1:1 (2009): 86-87.