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Religious Toleration In England

Author: Ursula Henriques
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135031657
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First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

British Unitarians Against American Slavery 1833 65

Author: Douglas C. Stange
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838631683
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This study of the British Unitarians is the story of this group's thirty-year war against the "master sin of the world"--American slavery. Focusing on the group known as the Garrisonians, the author examines their racial views, their attitudes toward the Civil War, their relations with the American antislavery movement, and the difficult problem of the relation between religious commitment and social activism.

English Bibles On Trial

Author: Avner Shamir
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315513951
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The aim of this book is to explore antagonism towards, and acts of violence against, English Bibles in England and Scotland (and, to a lesser degree, Ireland) from the English Civil War to the end of the eighteenth century. In this period, English Bibles were burnt, torn apart, thrown away and desecrated in theatrical and highly offensive ways. Soldiers and rebels, clergymen and laymen, believers and doubters expressed their views and emotions regarding the English Bible (or a particular English Bible) through violent gestures. Often, Bibles of other people and other denominations were burnt and desecrated; sometimes people burnt and destroyed their own Bibles. By focusing on violent gestures which expressed resentment, rejection and hatred, this book furthers our understanding of what the Bible meant for early modern Christians. More specifically, it suggests that religious identities in this period were not formed simply by the pious reading, study and contemplation of Scripture, but also through antagonistic encounters with both Scripture itself and the Bible as a material object.

The Cambridge History Of Eighteenth Century Philosophy

Author: Knud Haakonssen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521867436
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This two-volume set presents a comprehensive and up-to-date history of eighteenth-century philosophy. The subject is treated systematically by topic, not by individual thinker, school, or movement, thus enabling a much more historically nuanced picture of the period to be painted.

Majorities And Minorities

Author: John W. Chapman
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814772137
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In this thirty-second annual volume in the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy's NOMOS series, entitled Majorities and Minorities, thirteen distinguished contributors consider a diverse selection of topics. Included are essays on legitimacy of the majority, the utilitarian view of majoritarianism, majorities and elections, pluralism and equality, democratic theory, and American democracy and majority rules. Of Interest to political scientists, philosophers, and legal scholars, this collection brings together a variety of viewpoints. Each author is a leading voice within his or her specialized field.

Religion Revolution And English Radicalism

Author: James E. Bradley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521890823
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This book examines the social and political activities of the English Dissenters in the age of the American Revolution. By comparing sermons, political pamphlets, and election ephemera to poll books, city directories, and baptismal registers, this book offers an integrated approach to the study of ideology and behavior.

Burke Paine And The Rights Of Man

Author: R. R. Fennessy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9401536376
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At the present day, when there is renewed interest in the concept of human rights and in the application of this concept to the problems of government,! it may be instructive to review an eighteenth-century dispute which was concerned precisely with these themes. Nor should the investigation be any less interesting because the disputants were Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine: both these men have also been the object of renewed attention and study in recent years. Critical work on the biography and bibliography of Paine is being done by Professor Aldridge and Col. Richard Gimbel respectively;2 while Burke is being well looked after, not only by the able team of experts who, under the leadership of Professor Copeland, are engaged in producing the critical edition of his Correspondence, but also by such individual scholars as D. C. Bryant, C. B. Cone, T. H. D. Mahoney, 3 P. J. Stanlis, C. Parkin, F. Canavan, and A. Cobban. But though Burke and Paine are being studied separately, little work appears to have been done on the relationship between them, apart from an 4 essay by Professor Copeland published more than twelve years ago. It is hoped that the present study, while it does not claim to add anything to the facts about Burke and Paine already known to his- 1 See Nehemiah Robinson, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.