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Afterlife

Ian Bostridge

in Witchcraft and its Transformations c.1650–c.1750

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206538
eISBN:
9780191677205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206538.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the discourse on witchcraft in England after 1712. This was the year the last witch trial involving Jane Wenham was conducted. The association between high-flying and witchcraft ... More


‘A complete history of priestcraft’: The Druids and the origins of ancient virtue

Justin Champion

in Republican Learning: John Toland and the Crisis of Christian Culture, 1696-1722

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719057144
eISBN:
9781781700259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719057144.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores in detail John Toland's intellectual transactions with Lord Robert Molesworth, one of the commonwealth politicians in his circle, in order to allow a more reflective ... More


Matter, motion, and Newtonian public science, 1695–1714

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/9780719078729.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Newton envisaged an immaterial, all-powerful, and active God at the head of the universe. The difference between deist and non-deist presentation of contemporary natural philosophy is ... More


Bishops Behaving Badly? Hobbes, Baxter, and Marvell on the Problem of Conciliar History and the Nature of Heresy

Paul C. H. Lim

in Mystery Unveiled: The Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195339468
eISBN:
9780199979097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339468.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter contends that a key component of the anti-Trinitarian cultural and religious habitus was historical, as well as exegetical-theological. In other words, not only were the Socinians adroit ... More


Was Hobbes a Christian?

Steven B. Smith

in Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300198393
eISBN:
9780300220988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198393.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Secularization is a key feature of modernity. The modern national state was made possible only once theological politics—the whole domain of “priestcraft”—was put firmly under sovereign control. Few ... 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


The Objection of David Hume and the Project of Enlightenment

Abraham Anderson

in Kant, Hume, and the Interruption of Dogmatic Slumber

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190096748
eISBN:
9780190096779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190096748.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 1 places Kant’s declaration about his debt to Hume against the background of the Preface to the Prolegomena as a whole. It argues that Kant sees Hume’s attack on metaphysics as a contribution ... 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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