Reason, Grace, and Sentiment: Volume 1, Whichcote to Wesley by Isabel Rivers
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Reason, Grace, and Sentiment: Volume 1, Whichcote to Wesley
By Isabel Rivers

Reason, Grace, and Sentiment: Volume 1, Whichcote to Wesley

A Study of the Language of Religion and Ethics in England 1660-1780 Whichcote to Wesley v.1

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Reason, Grace, and Sentiment: Volume 1, Whichcote to Wesley by Isabel Rivers

Book Description

The period 1660-1780 saw major changes in the relationship between religion and ethics in English thought. In this first part of an important two-volume study, Isabel Rivers examines the rise of Anglican moral religion and the reactions against it expressed in nonconformity, dissent and Methodism. Her study investigates the writings which grew out of these movements, combining a history of the ideas of individual thinkers (including both prominent figures such as Bunyan and Wesley and a range of lesser writers) with analysis of their characteristic terminology, techniques of persuasion, literary forms and styles. The intellectual and social milieu of each movement is explored, together with the assumed audiences for whom the texts were written. The book provides an accessible, wide-ranging and authoritative new interpretation of a crucial period in the development of early modern religious and moral thought.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521383400
ISBN-10: 0521383404
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 292
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Mar-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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The first comprehensive study of the dissenting hymn in England and Wales. The chapters cover a wide range of topics, including the style, language, and theology of hymns; their editing, publication, and reception; their role in promoting evangelical Christianity; their shaping of denominational identities; and the practice of hymn-singing.

Joseph Priestley by Isabel Rivers Joseph Priestley, Hardback (January 2008)

Joseph Priestley, the eighteenth-century scientist who discovered oxygen, was one of the most remarkable thinkers of his time. This collection of essays by a team of experts covers the full range of his work in the fields of education, politics, philosophy, and theology, and firmly re-establishes him as a major intellectual figure.

Reason, Grace, and Sentiment: Volume 1, Whichcote to Wesley by Isabel Rivers Reason, Grace, and Sentiment: Volume 1, Whichcote to Wesley, Paperback (October 2005)

Rivers examines the rise of Anglican moral religion during the period 1660-1780, and the reactions against it.

Reason, Grace, and Sentiment: Volume 2, Shaftesbury to Hume by Isabel Rivers Reason, Grace, and Sentiment: Volume 2, Shaftesbury to Hume, Paperback (October 2005)

Second volume of widely praised study of religion and ethics in the eighteenth century.

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