Republican Learning (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
272
Utgivningsdatum
2009-04-01
Förlag
Manchester University Press
Medarbetare
Lake, Peter (series ed.)/Milton, Anthony (series ed.)/Peacey, Jason (series ed.)/Gajda, Alexandra (series ed.)/Lake, Peter (series ed.)/Milton, Anthony (series ed.)/Peacey, Jason (series ed.)/Gajda, Alexandra (series ed.)/Lake, Peter (series ed.)/Milton, Anthony (series ed.)/Peacey, Jason (series ed
Illustrationer
black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
234 x 156 x 15 mm
Vikt
390 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
49:B&W 6.14 x 9.21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9780719080494
Republican Learning (häftad)

Republican Learning

John Toland and the Crisis of Christian Culture, 1696-1722

Häftad Engelska, 2009-04-01
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This book explores the life, thought and political commitments of the free-thinker John Toland (1670-1722). Studying both his private archive and published works, it illustrates how Toland moved in both subversive and elite political circles in England and abroad. It explores the connections between his republican political thought and his irreligious belief about Christian doctrine, the ecclesiastical establishment and divine revelation, arguing that far from being a marginal and insignificant figure, Toland counted queens, princes and government ministers as his friends and political associates. The book argues that Toland shaped the republican tradition after the Glorious Revolution into a practical and politically viable programme, focused not on destroying the monarchy, but on reforming public religion and the Church of England. It explores the connections between Toland's erudition and print culture, arguing that his intellectual project was aimed at compromising the authority of Christian 'knowledge' as much as the political power of the Church. -- .
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'This is a significant contribution based on extensive new research, and is likely to be the standard account of Toland for many years to come.' Professor David Wootton, Queen Mary, University of London 'Justin Champion's Republican Learning ... manages to be both a scholarly and very readable account of the life and thought of the 17th-18th-century freethinker.' Greg Neil, Editor, BBC History Magazine

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Justin Champion is Professor of History at Royal Holloway, University of London -- .

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Preface Abbreviations Introduction: locating John Toland Part One: Republics of Learning 1. "The traffick of books": Libraries, friends and conversation 2. Publishing reason: John Toland and print and scribal communities 3. Reading Mystery: the reception of Christianity not mysterious 1696-1702 Part Two: The war against tyranny and prejudice 4. Editing the republic: Milton, Harrington and the Williamite Monarchy, 1698-1714 5. Anglia Libera: Protestant liberties and the Hanoverian succession, 1700-1714 6. Sapere aude: 'Commonwealth' politics under George I, 1714-1722 Part Three: Subversive Learning 7. Respublica Mosaica: impostors, legislators and civil religion 8. De studio theologia: patristic erudition and the attack on scripture 9. "A complete history of priestcraft": the druids and the origins of ancient virtue Conclusion: writing enlightenment Index -- .