9780521081603

From Puritanism to the Age of Reason: A Study of Changes in Religious Thought within the Church of England 1660 to 1700

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    9780521081603

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    0521081602

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-09-18
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

First published in 1950 this is a critical study of changes in religious thought in the latter half of the seventeenth century. Dr Cragg's main concern is with the eclipse of Calvinism, the Cambridge Platonists, the religious significance of Locke, Toland and the rise of Deism, the relationship between the Church and the Civil power and the question of religious toleration. In its original form this book was awarded the Archbishop Cranmer Prize for 1945.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Eclipse of Calvinism
The Cambridge Platonists
The Latitudinarians
The Impact of the New Science
The Religious Significance of John Locke
John Toland and the Rise of Deism
The Church and the Civil Power
Toleration, the Triumph of an Idea
Conclusion
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