The enlightenment and religion : the myths of modernity

Barnett, S. J., author
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  • Creator S. J. Barnett
  • Format Books
  • Publication Manchester, England ; New York, New York : Manchester University Press, 2003. ©2003
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (253 p.)
  • ISBNs 1781700516, 1280734620, 9786610734627, 1847790909, 142370665X
  • OCLC ocm60636933


  • The Enlightenment and religion: The myths of modernity offers a critical survey of religious change and its causes in eighteenth-century Europe, and constitutes a radical challenge to the accepted views in traditional Enlightenment studies.Focusing on E


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English


  • Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: The Enlightenment and modernity; 1 The myth of Enlightenment deism; 2 Historians, religion and the historical record; 3 The English deist movement: a case study in the construction of a myth; 4 France: the revolt of democratic Christianity and the rise of public opinion; 5 Italy: Roman 'tyranny' and radical Catholic opposition; 6 The 'public sphere' and the hidden life of ideas; Appendix: Indicative bibliography of Protestant thought on natural religion; Selected bibliography; Index