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Introduction

CATHERINE OSBORNE

in Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print March 1998 | ISBN: 9780198269427
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683640 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269427.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about religion and Enlightenment in England during the 18th century and the theological debate from John Locke to Edmund Burke. This book examines the emergence of the so-called enlightened ecclesiastics and their role in the shaping of an anti-dogmatic tradition in the Church of England during the 1700s and the Cambridge critique of Newtonian religious apologetic. It also explores the mystical critique of rational religion and the historical significance of churchman William Warburton.

Keywords: religion; Enlightenment; England; theological debate; John Locke; Edmund Burke; Church of England; ecclesiastics; religious apologetic; William Warburton

Chapter.  5461 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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