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Conclusion

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/9780198269427.003.0007
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This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study about the English Enlightenment. It investigated the religious controversies during this period and suggested that the traditional and prevalent notions of the Enlightenment still stand in need of considerable refinement. It acknowledged that for every David Hume there was during this period a myriad of religious apologists, and for every Edward Gibbon, whole coteries of intellectually respected clerical opponents.

Keywords: English Enlightenment; religious controversies; David Hume; Edward Gibbon; religious history; England

Chapter.  2256 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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