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Natural Rights or Political Prudence? Francis Hutcheson on Toleration

Knud Haakonssen

in Natural Law and Toleration in the Early Enlightenment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265406
eISBN:
9780191760457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265406.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Francis Hutcheson is commonly seen as a theorist of natural rights, including the right to a free conscience. However, his notion of conscience is of a moral faculty that is subject to education and, ... More


The Allegiance of Thomas Hobbes

Jeffrey R. Collins

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199237647
eISBN:
9780191708442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237647.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The Allegiance of Thomas Hobbes offers a revisionist interpretation of Thomas Hobbes's evolving response to the English Civil War and Revolution. Conventionally, Hobbes is portrayed as a ... More


Thomas Hobbes and the Uses of Christianity

JEFFREY R. COLLINS

in The Allegiance of Thomas Hobbes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199237647
eISBN:
9780191708442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237647.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter offers an interpretive reading of Thomas Hobbes's religious views. It argues that Erastianism – the theory of the church strictly subordinating its power to the jurisdiction and purposes ... More


Hobbes, the Long Parliament, and the Church of England

JEFFREY R. COLLINS

in The Allegiance of Thomas Hobbes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199237647
eISBN:
9780191708442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237647.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter contextualizes Hobbes's first published political text, De Cive (and its predecessor manuscript, ‘The Elements of Law’). It offers an interpretive account of the origins and early course ... More


Selden on Excommunication

Jason P. Rosenblatt

in Renaissance England's Chief Rabbi: John Selden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286133
eISBN:
9780191713859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286133.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Selden is 17th-century England’s greatest Erastian, but he is also its greatest humanist scholar, and he brings his learning to bear on the subject of excommunication, which was the flash-point in ... More


Introduction: The State of the Church

Charles W. A. Prior

in A Confusion of Tongues: Britain's Wars of Reformation, 1625-1642

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698257
eISBN:
9780191739040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698257.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter presents the core argument of the book, noting that debates on ecclesiology reveal that religion and law were more closely integrated than some scholars have maintained, and that ... More


Conclusion: Wars of Reformation

Charles W. A. Prior

in A Confusion of Tongues: Britain's Wars of Reformation, 1625-1642

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698257
eISBN:
9780191739040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698257.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter offers a summation of the argument of the book, and argues that the civil war was, in a religious sense, driven by a fundamental conflict over the origins, nature, and limits of ... More


Thomas Kelly and John Walker, and the Revival of Apostolic’ Practices within Irish Evangelicalism

Grayson Carter

in Anglican Evangelicals: Protestant Secessions from the Via Media, c. 1800-1850

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270089
eISBN:
9780191683886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270089.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

At the outset of the nineteenth century, Evangelicalism was in the ascendant: it was fast stabilizing and consolidating, less prone to extreme forms of speculative Calvinism. However, a small number ... More


Evangelicals and Tractarians: Baptist Noel and the Evangelical Response to the Gorham Affair

Grayson Carter

in Anglican Evangelicals: Protestant Secessions from the Via Media, c. 1800-1850

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270089
eISBN:
9780191683886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270089.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

The 1840s rank as one of the most embattled periods in modern Anglican history. It was characterized by a succession of highly disturbing issues: the imprisonment of James Shore in 1844, John Henry ... More


Models of Religion–State Relations

REX AHDAR and IAN LEIGH

in Religious Freedom in the Liberal State

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253623
eISBN:
9780191719769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253623.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter surveys the various types of interaction between religion and government by considering which model or models best advance religious freedom in a liberal state. The goal is to determine ... More


Geneva and Her Reformation

Scott M. Manetsch

in Calvin's Company of Pastors: Pastoral Care and the Emerging Reformed Church, 1536-1609

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199938575
eISBN:
9780199980741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938575.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 1 explores the key events leading up to Geneva’s Reformation in 1536 and the strategic role that Calvin played thereafter in constructing a city church that was reformed in doctrine and ... More


Hobbes’s Political Philosophy II: The Hobbesian Commonwealth

Devin Stauffer

in Hobbes's Kingdom of Light: A Study of the Foundations of Modern Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226552903
eISBN:
9780226553061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226553061.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines Hobbes’s account of sovereignty and the commonwealth with the aim of highlighting its most novel and important features, especially those that bear on the problem of religion in ... More


The view from the devil’s mountain: Clarendon, Cressy and Hobbes, and the past, present and future of the Church of England

Paul Seaward

in From Republic to Restoration: Legacies and Departures

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780719089688
eISBN:
9781526135872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089688.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The lives, and political thought, of Edward Hyde, earl of Clarendon, and Thomas Hobbes, were closely interwoven. In many ways opposed, their views on the relationship between Church and State have ... More


Taming ‘the Tyranny of Priests’: Hume’s Advocacy of Religious Establishments

Ryu Susato

in Hume's Sceptical Enlightenment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748699803
eISBN:
9781474416207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699803.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

For Hume, how to cope with the possible eruption of religious and political frenzies is one of the most crucial issues. He criticises any types of false religion throughout his writings, while ... More


Neither a slave nor a tyrant: Church and state reimagined

Robert G. Ingram

in Reformation without end: Religion, politics and the past in post-revolutionary England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526126948
eISBN:
9781526136244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126948.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter anatomizes Warburton’s theory of church-state relations. It details the competing theories of church-state relations against which he situated his Alliance between Church and Stat ... More


Conclusion

Robert G. Ingram

in Reformation without end: Religion, politics and the past in post-revolutionary England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526126948
eISBN:
9781526136244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126948.003.0018
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The conclusion explains why the English Reformation ended in the late eighteenth century. It discounts a secular and secularizing Enlightenment as an explanation. Rather, it offers three other ... More


The Apologeticall Narration: International politics and the real ‘Grand Debate’1

Hunter Powell

in The Crisis of British Protestantism: Church Power in the Puritan Revolution, 1638-44

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096341
eISBN:
9781781708811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096341.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

1644 was the watershed moment in the ecclesiastical debates of the Puritan revolution and deserves a close inspection. This chapter is an important reassessment of the famous (or infamous) ... More


The Reformation Settlement

James Kirby

in Historians and the Church of England: Religion and Historical Scholarship, 1870–1920

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198768159
eISBN:
9780191821899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768159.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter examines Anglican historians’ views of the Reformation settlement—a term covering both doctrine and matters of church and state. This remained a subject of polemical and constitutional ... More


Controversies About History

Rachel Hammersley

in James Harrington: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198809852
eISBN:
9780191847172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809852.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Harrington engaged in controversy over particular historical models, over appropriate historical methodology, and over the relevance of history to politics. He sought not merely to impose past models ... More


Controversies Concerning Religion

Rachel Hammersley

in James Harrington: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198809852
eISBN:
9780191847172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809852.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Harrington very deliberately engaged in a number of high-profile religious debates during the late 1650s in order to defend and advance the vision of a civil religion that was central to his account ... More


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