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Benjamin Whichcote

(1609—1683) theologian and moral philosopher


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(1609–83)

English liberal theologian. Whichcote was the senior of the Cambridge Platonists, and through his position as Provost of King's was an influential opponent of the Calvinism of his time. He published no work in his lifetime, but his teaching emphasized the optimistic reconciliation of reason and faith characteristic of the Platonists.

Subjects: Christianity — Philosophy.


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