Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century England: Theological Debate from Locke to Burke

Hardcover | March 1, 1998

byB. W. Young

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B. W. Young describes and analyses the intellectual culture of the eighteenth-century Church of England, in particular relation to those developments traditionally described as constituting the Enlightenment. It challenges conventional perceptions of an intellectually moribund institution bycontextualising the polemical and scholarly debates in which churchmen engaged. In particular, it delineates the vigorous clerical culture in which much eighteenth-century thought evolved. The book traces the creation of a self-consciously enlightened tradition within Anglicanism, which drew onErasmianism, seventeenth-century eirenicism and the legacy of Locke. By emphasizing the variety of its intellectual life, the book challenges those notions of Enlightenment which advance predominantly political interpretations of this period. Thus, eighteenth-century critics of the Enlightenment,notably those who contributed to a burgeoning interest in mysticism, are equally integral to this study.

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B. W. Young describes and analyses the intellectual culture of the eighteenth-century Church of England, in particular relation to those developments traditionally described as constituting the Enlightenment. It challenges conventional perceptions of an intellectually moribund institution bycontextualising the polemical and scholarly ...

B. W. Young is at University of Sussex.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.75 inPublished:March 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198269420

ISBN - 13:9780198269427

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