Enlightenment and Religion: Rational Dissent in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Enlightenment and Religion: Rational Dissent in Eighteenth-Century Britain

by Knud Haakonssen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521029872

ISBN-13: 9780521029872

Pub. Date: 11/02/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

These interdisciplinary essays provide a fresh analysis of rational dissent within English Enlightenment culture from a variety of viewpoints. Its wide perspective and new research make this text an important and original contribution to eighteenth-century studies.  See more details below

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These interdisciplinary essays provide a fresh analysis of rational dissent within English Enlightenment culture from a variety of viewpoints. Its wide perspective and new research make this text an important and original contribution to eighteenth-century studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521029872
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/02/2006
Series:
Ideas in Context Series, #41
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Acknowledgements
1Enlightened Dissent: an introduction1
2The emergence of Rational Dissent12
3Rational Dissent in early eighteenth-century Ireland42
4The Enlightenment, politics and providence: some Scottish and English comparisons64
5The contribution of the Dissenting academy to the emergence of Rational Dissent99
6'A set of men powerful enough in many things': Rational Dissent and political opposition in England, 1770-1790140
7Law, lawyers and Rational Dissent169
8The nexus between theology and political doctrine in Church and Dissent193
9Anglican latitudinarianism, Rational Dissent and political radicalism in the late eighteenth century219
10The State as highwayman: from candour to rights241
11Priestley on politics, progress and moral theology272
12Rational piety287
13New Jerusalems: prophecy, Dissent and radical culture in England, 1786-1830312
Index of names336

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