The Enlightenment and Religion: The Myths of Modernity (Paperback)
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The Enlightenment and Religion: The Myths of Modernity (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 29/01/2004
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This title offers a critical survey of religious change and its causes in eighteenth-century Europe, and constitutes a radical challenge to the accepted views in traditional Enlightenment studies. Focusing on Enlightenment Italy, France and England, it illustrates how the canonical view of eighteenth-century religious change has in reality been constructed upon scant evidence and assumption, in particular the idea that the thought of the enlightened led to modernity. For despite a lack of evidence, one of the fundamental assumptions of Enlightenment studies has been the assertion that there was a vibrant Deist movement that formed the "intellectual solvent" of the eighteenth century. The central claim of this book is that the immense ideological appeal of the traditional birth-of-modernity myth has meant that the actual lack of Deists has been glossed over, and a quite misleading historical view has become entrenched.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719067419
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 301 g
Dimensions: 215 x 138 x 13 mm

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