The Enlightenment and Religion: The Myths of Modernity

3.5 avg rating
( 8 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780719067419: The Enlightenment and Religion: The Myths of Modernity
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This title 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 Enlightenment Italy, France and England, it illustrates how the canonical view of eighteenth-century religious change has in reality been constructed upon scant evidence and assumption, in particular the idea that the thought of the enlightened led to modernity. For despite a lack of evidence, one of the fundamental assumptions of Enlightenment studies has been the assertion that there was a vibrant Deist movement that formed the "intellectual solvent" of the eighteenth century. The central claim of this book is that the immense ideological appeal of the traditional birth-of-modernity myth has meant that the actual lack of Deists has been glossed over, and a quite misleading historical view has become entrenched.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"This book makes an important case for rethinking the relationship between the Enlightenment and religion. It contributes to a new understanding of familiar material by treating it in an original and stimulating manner and will be valuable to both specialists and general readers."--Jane Shaw, New College, Oxford

Synopsis:

This publication offers a critical survey of religious change and its causes in 18th-century Europe. It is intended to constitute a radical challenge to the accepted views in traditional Enlightenment studies. Focusing on Enlightenment Italy, France and England, the text illustrates how the canonical view of 18th-century religious change has in reality been constructed upon scant evidence and assumption, in particular the idea that the thought of the enlightened led to modernity. For despite a lack of evidence, one of the fundamental assumptions of Enlightenment studies has been the assertion that there was a vibrant deist movement that formed the "intellectual solvent" of hte 18th century. The central claim of this book is that the immense ideological appeal of the traditional birth-of-modernity myth has meant that the actual lack of deists has been glossed over and a quite misleading historical view has become entrenched. As a consequence more traditional forces for religious change have been given little or no attention.

The book also riases hitherto neglected fundamental methodological issues relating to the study of the 18th century and the ability of "interested" contemporaries to mislead posterity. Given the pervasive topicality of notions of modernity and postmodernity in academia, this book advances an important discussion and should be valuable reading for all students studying the period.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780719067402: The Enlightenment and Religion: The Myths of Modernity

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0719067405 ISBN 13:  9780719067402
Publisher: Manchester University Press, 2003
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

S. Barnett
Published by MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2004)
ISBN 10: 0719067413 ISBN 13: 9780719067419
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. This title 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 Enlightenment Italy, France and England, it illustrates how the canonical view of eighteenth-century religious change has in reality been constructed upon scant evidence and assumption, in particular the idea that the thought of the enlightened led to modernity. For despite a lack of evidence, one of the fundamental assumptions of Enlightenment studies has been the assertion that there was a vibrant Deist movement that formed the "intellectual solvent" of the eighteenth century. The central claim of this book is that the immense ideological appeal of the traditional birth-of-modernity myth has meant that the actual lack of Deists has been glossed over, and a quite misleading historical view has become entrenched. Seller Inventory # AAV9780719067419

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
16.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Barnett, S. J.; Barnett, Stephen J.
ISBN 10: 0719067413 ISBN 13: 9780719067419
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 2408575-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
15.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.03
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

S. Barnett
Published by MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2004)
ISBN 10: 0719067413 ISBN 13: 9780719067419
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. This title 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 Enlightenment Italy, France and England, it illustrates how the canonical view of eighteenth-century religious change has in reality been constructed upon scant evidence and assumption, in particular the idea that the thought of the enlightened led to modernity. For despite a lack of evidence, one of the fundamental assumptions of Enlightenment studies has been the assertion that there was a vibrant Deist movement that formed the "intellectual solvent" of the eighteenth century. The central claim of this book is that the immense ideological appeal of the traditional birth-of-modernity myth has meant that the actual lack of Deists has been glossed over, and a quite misleading historical view has become entrenched. Seller Inventory # AAV9780719067419

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
17.38
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Barnett, S. J.
Published by Manchester University Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 0719067413 ISBN 13: 9780719067419
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Manchester University Press, 2004. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9780719067419

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
17.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Barnett, S. J.
Published by Manchester University Press 3/1/2004 (2004)
ISBN 10: 0719067413 ISBN 13: 9780719067419
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Manchester University Press 3/1/2004, 2004. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. The Enlightenment and Religion: The Myths of Modernity. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780719067419

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
17.89
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Barnett, S.
Published by Manchester University Press
ISBN 10: 0719067413 ISBN 13: 9780719067419
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 15
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Manchester University Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0719067413 Brand New|VCF. Seller Inventory # OTF-S-9780719067419

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
15.41
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.07
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

S. J. Barnett
Published by Manchester University Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 0719067413 ISBN 13: 9780719067419
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Manchester University Press, 2004. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9780719067419

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
16.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

S.J. Barnett
ISBN 10: 0719067413 ISBN 13: 9780719067419
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. This publication offers a critical survey of religious change and its causes in 18th-century Europe. It is intended to constitute a radical challenge to the accepted views in traditional E.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 244 pages. 0.331. Seller Inventory # 9780719067419

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
21.86
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Barnett, S. J.
Published by Manchester University Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0719067413 ISBN 13: 9780719067419
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)

Book Description Manchester University Press, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2017; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780719067419_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
18.25
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

S. J. Barnett
Published by Manchester University Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 0719067413 ISBN 13: 9780719067419
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Manchester University Press, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0719067413

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
24.83
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book