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作者 Nicholls, David
書名 God and Government in an 'Age of Reason'
出版項 London : Taylor & Francis Group, 1995
©1995
國際標準書號 9780203169216 (electronic bk.)
9780415011730
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版本 1st ed
說明 1 online resource (289 pages)
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附註 Cover -- GOD AND GOVERNMENT IN AN 'AGE OF REASON' -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- 1 INTRODUCTION -- The eighteenth century -- Welfare state or market economy? -- The new Jacobins? -- An age of reason? -- 2 GOD AND THE MARKET -- Primates, prelates and prophets -- Population and process: 'Parson Malthus' -- Providence and the invisible hand: Adam Smith -- 3 UNITARIAN RADICALS AND ORTHODOX ANGLICANS -- Priestley and Price -- God and the state: William Paley -- Divine government: Butler's analogies -- 4 REVOLUTIONARY POLITICS AND CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT -- Robespierre -- Rousseau -- 5 DIVINE CONSTITUTIONALISM AND POLITICAL ORDER -- The American context -- The founding federalists -- Political preachers -- 6 DEISTS, DISSENTERS AND FREE THINKERS -- Radical religion and politics -- Bolingbroke -- Deism and politics -- Latitude men -- Isaac Watts -- 7 LEIBNIZ AND THE NEWTONIANS -- The Newtonian hegemony -- Samuel Clarke -- Leibniz -- 8 CONCLUSION -- Religion and politics -- Political ethics -- Civil region -- Transposing images -- Images: true and false -- God's republic -- Ideology or Utopia -- 9 THEOLOGICAL POSTSCRIPT -- Prayer and petition -- Prayer and participation -- Trinity and conflict -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
In this companion volume to Deity and Domination, David Nicholls broadens his examination of the relationship between religion and politics. Focusing on the images and concepts of God and the state predominant in eighteenth-century discourse, he shows how these were interrelated and reflect the language of the wider cultural contexts. Nicholls argues that the way a community pictures God will inevitably reflect (and also affect) its general understanding of authority, whether it be in state, in family or in other social institutions. Much language about God, for example, has a primarily political reference: in psalms, hymns and sermons God is called king, judge, lord, ruler and to him are ascribed might, majesty, dominion, power and sovereignty. But if political rhetoric is frequently incorporated into religious discourse, the reverse is also true: many key concepts of modern political theory are secularised theological concepts. In his consideration of this important and neglected relationship Nicholls sheds new light on religion and politics in the eighteenth century
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鏈接 Print version: Nicholls, David God and Government in an 'Age of Reason' London : Taylor & Francis Group,c1995 9780415011730
主題 Christianity and politics -- History -- 18th century.;Church and state -- History -- 18th century.;Image of God -- History of doctrines -- 18th century
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