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The meaning of 1689: politics and theology, 1694–1700

Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth

in Deism in Enlightenment England: Theology, Politics, and Newtonian Public Science

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078729
eISBN:
9781781703304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078729.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The arrival and coronation of William III were a cause for great optimism and trepidation in the realms of English religion and politics. John Toland believed that the Revolutionary Settlement of ... More


Covent Garden Drollery (1732–1734)

Paul Baines and Pat Rogers

in Edmund Curll, Bookseller

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199278985
eISBN:
9780191700002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278985.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses how the turn which Curll's career took towards drama came in the shape of theatrical biographies which started to emerge in the early 1730s, which took off with the death of ... More


Has not reason been abused as well as religion? Matthew Tindal and the Scriptures

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/9781526126948.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter concerns the sources of the triune Christian God’s revealed truth about himself and his creation. In particular, it anatomizes the debates over ‘deism’ between Waterland and Matthew ... More


‘The Press Ought to be Open to All’ From the Liberty of Conscience to the Liberty of the Press

Eckhart Hellmuth

in Liberty, Property and Popular Politics: England and Scotland, 1688-1815. Essays in Honour of H. T. Dickinson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474405676
eISBN:
9781474418805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405676.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines a number of texts, dating from the turn of the seventeenth to the eighteenth centuries, that took a new look at the problem of the freedom of religion, the press, and opinion. ... More


The Battle for Religion in Eighteenth-Century Oxford: All Souls College, the Warden, the Fellows, the House of Commons, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Queen of England*

Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth

in History of Universities: Volume XXVI/2

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199668380
eISBN:
9780191804731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199668380.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the conflict between Bernard Gardiner, Warden of All Souls College at the University of Oxford, and several college fellows that began in December 1709. It argues that ... More


Hobbes and Early English Deism

Elad Carmel

in Hobbes on Politics and Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198803409
eISBN:
9780191860836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803409.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that the relationship between Hobbes and English deism was closer than is usually appreciated. Hobbes and the subsequent deists had similar ideas on the relationship between ... More


Reading Herem from the Dawn of the Enlightenment until Today

Christian Hofreiter

in Making Sense of Old Testament Genocide: Christian Interpretations of Herem Passages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198810902
eISBN:
9780191848032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810902.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter reviews more recent examples of the reception of herem texts and demonstrates that many if not all of the ancient and medieval approaches to reading herem as Christian scripture continue ... More


Defending the truth: arguments for free speech and their limits in early eighteenth-century Britain and France

Ann Thomson

in Freedom of speech, 1500-1850

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526147103
eISBN:
9781526155566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526147110.00012
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter approaches the question of eighteenth-century discussions of the freedom of speech from the angle of the truth, and the argument for the freedom of speech based on the need to be free to ... More


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