The Margins of Orthodoxy
Heterodox Writing and Cultural Response, 1660 - 1750
Edited by Roger D. Lund
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Margins of Orthodoxy by Roger D. Lund
Book DescriptionThe struggle between orthodox Anglicans and the deists, freethinkers, and 'atheists' who opposed their exclusive claims to religious power and political authority reveals cultural practices and ideological assumptions central to an understanding of eighteenth-century thought. In this 1995 collection of essays, leading scholars look beyond the clash of philosophical propositions to examine the role of deists and freethinkers as the producers and the subjects of literary, philosophical and religious controversy. They explore the curious symbiosis between the defense of orthodoxy and the elaboration of new forms of heterodox argument; they examine the practical implications of the debate in specific areas such as the libel laws and the growing influence of Lockean philosophy; and they show how the assault on orthodoxy influenced the development of historiography, public policy, and even the rise of the novel.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521025980
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Roger D. Lund
Ridicule, Religion and the Politics of Wit in Augustan England, Hardback (April 2012)
Arguing for the importance of wit beyond its use as a literary device, the author outlines the process by which writers in Restoration and eighteenth-century England struggled to define an appropriate role for wit in the public sphere. He traces its unpredictable effects in works of philosophy, religious pamphlets, and legal writing.
Margins of Orthodoxy, Hardback (November 1995)» View all books by Roger D. Lund
This 1999 book explores the struggle between Anglicans and freethinkers, and its impact on eighteenth-century thought.
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