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Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century England: Theological Debate from Locke to Burke

B. W. Young


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 Erasmianis ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198269427
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269427.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

B. W. Young, author
University of Sussex