Enlightenment and Religion: Rational Dissent in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Enlightenment and Religion: Rational Dissent in Eighteenth-Century Britain

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Enlightenment and Religion: Rational Dissent in Eighteenth-Century Britain

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.

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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; 1. Enlightened Dissent: an introduction Knud Haakonssen; 2. The emergence of Rational Dissent R. K. Webb; 3. Rational Dissent in early eighteenth-century Ireland M. A. Stewart; 4. The Enlightenment, politics and providence: some Scottish and English comparisons Martin Fitzpatrick; 5. The contribution of the Dissenting academy to the emergence of Rational Dissent David L. Wykes; 6. 'A set of men powerful enough in many things': Rational Dissent and political opposition in England, 1770-1790 John Seed; 7. Law, lawyers and Rational Dissent Wilfrid Prest; 8. The nexus between theology and political doctrine in Church and Dissent A. M. C. Waterman; 9. Anglican latitudarianism, Rational Dissent and political radicalism in the late eighteenth century John Gascoigne; 10. The State as highwayman: from candour to rights Alan Saunders; 11. Priestley on politics, progress and moral theology Alan Tapper; 12. Rational piety R. K. Webb; 13. New Jerusalems: prophecy, Dissent and radical culture in England, 1786-1830 Iain McCalman; Index of names.

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