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Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century England

B. W. Young

Published in print March 1998 | ISBN: 9780198269427
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683640 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269427.001.0001
Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century England

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The author describes and analyses the intellectual culture of the eighteenth-century Church of England, particularly in relation to those developments traditionally described as constituting the Enlightenment. It challenges conventional perceptions of an intellectually moribund institution by contextualising the polemical and scholarly debates in which churchmen engaged. In particular, it delineates the vigorous clerical culture in which much eighteenth-century thought evolved. The book traces the creation of a self-consciously enlightened tradition within Anglicanism, which drew on Erasmianism, seventeenth-century eirenicism and the legacy of Locke. By emphasising the variety of its intellectual life, the book challenges those notions of Enlightenment which advance predominantly political interpretations of this period. Thus, eighteenth-century critics of the Enlightenment, notably those who contributed to a burgeoning interest in mysticism, are equally integral to this study.

Keywords: eighteenth-century; Church of England; Enlightenment; scholarly debates; clerical culture; Anglicanism; Erasmianism; eirenicism

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Introduction in Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century England

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Enlightened Ecclesiastics: The Shaping of an Antidogmatic Tradition in Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century England

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‘Subscribe or Starve’: The Subscription Controversy and its Consequences in Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century England

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Metaphysics before Physics: The Cambridge Critique of Newtonian Religious Apologetic in Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century England

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The Way to Divine Knowledge: The Mystical Critique of Rational Religion. in Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century England

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William Warburton, A Polemic Divine in Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century England

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