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Reason and Religion in the English Revolution

The Challenge of Socinianism

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Reason and Religion in the English Revolution by Sarah Mortimer
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This book provides a significant rereading of political and ecclesiastical developments during the English Revolution, by integrating them into broader European discussions about Christianity and civil society. Sarah Mortimer reveals the extent to which these discussions were shaped by the writing of the Socinians, an extremely influential group of heterodox writers. She provides the first treatment of Socinianism in England for over fifty years, demonstrating the interplay between theological ideas and political events in this period as well as the strong intellectual connections between England and Europe. Royalists used Socinian ideas to defend royal authority and the episcopal Church of England from both Parliamentarians and Thomas Hobbes. But Socinianism was also vigorously denounced and, after the Civil Wars, this attack on Socinianism was central to efforts to build a church under Cromwell and to provide toleration. The final chapters provide a new account of the religious settlement of the 1650s.

Author Biography

Sarah Mortimer is a Tutor at Christ Church, Oxford.
Release date Australia
March 4th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
272
Dimensions
152x228x20
ISBN-13
9780521517041
Product ID
3820524

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