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Author Bulman, William J., 1979- author
Title Anglican Enlightenment : Orientalism, Religion and Politics in England and its Empire, 1648-1715 / William J. Bulman
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  BR756 .B85 2015    AVAILABLE    30610020476875
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  BR756 B938 2015    AVAILABLE    30530001246321
Descript xix, 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series Cambridge studies in early modern British history
Cambridge studies in early modern British history
Note Introduction: from learning to liberalism? -- Part I. Foundations. 1. Literature and violence; 2. Empires, churches, and republics of the globe -- Part II. Culture. 3. Histories; 4. Universals -- Part III. Religion. 5. The propagation of the faith; 6. The worship of God -- Part IV. Politics. 7. Restoration; 8. Revolution -- Conclusion: from pastor to spectator
"A original interpretation of the early European Enlightenment and the religious conflicts that rocked England and its empire under the later Stuarts. In a series of vignettes that move between Europe and North Africa, William Bulman shows that this period witnessed not a struggle for and against new ideas and greater freedoms, but a battle between several novel schemes for civil peace. Bulman considers anew the most apparently conservative force in post- Civil War English history: the conformist leadership of the Church of England. He demonstrates that the Church's historical scholarship, social science, pastoral care, and political practice amounted not to a culturally-backward spectacle of intolerance, but to a campaign for stability drawn from the frontiers of erudition and globalisation. In seeking to sever the link between zeal and chaos, the church and its enemies were thus united in an Enlightenment project, but bitterly divided over what it meant in practice"--Jacket
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-329) and index
Lib. has: Reprinted 2016. FSN
Subject England -- Church history -- 17th century
Catholic Church -- History -- 17th century
Church of England -- History -- 17th century
Christianity and politics -- England -- History -- 17th century
England -- Intellectual life -- 17th century
Great Britain -- History -- Stuarts, 1603-1714
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