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Deism in Enlightenment England : theology, politics, and Newtonian public science / Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth.

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Subject: Deism > England > History > 18th century.
Religious disputations > England > History > 18th century.
Church and state > England > History > 18th century.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781781703304
  • ISBN: 1781703302
  • ISBN: 1847793568
  • ISBN: 9781847793560
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (ix, 238 pages)
  • Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: the importance of deist theology -- The meaning of 1689: politics and theology, 1694 -1700 -- The issue of succession: politics and theology, 1701-09 -- Matter, motion, and Newtonian public science, 1695-1714 -- The spectre of High Church:politics and theology, 1709-19 -- Matter, motion, and Newtonian public science, 1720-41 -- The age of Walpole: politics and theology, 1720-41 -- Conclusion: radical no more.
Summary, etc.: This complete study of English deists as a group argues for a new interpretation of deism in the English Enlightenment. With extensive analysis of less known figures such as Anthony Collins, Matthew Tindal, Thomas Chubb, and Thomas Morgan, it offers a broader assessment of what deism entitled in the 18th century.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Action Note: digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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