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The Sovereignty of Reason : the Defense of Rationality in the Early English Enlightenment.

Author: Frederick C Beiser
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014.
Series: Princeton legacy library.
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The Sovereignty of Reason is a survey of the rule of faith controversy in seventeenth-century England. It examines the arguments by which reason eventually became the sovereign standard of truth in religion and politics, and how it triumphed over its rivals: Scripture, inspiration, and apostolic tradition. Frederick Beiser argues that the main threat to the authority of reason in seventeenth-century England came not  Read more...
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Beiser, Frederick C.
Sovereignty of Reason : The Defense of Rationality in the Early English Enlightenment.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick C Beiser
ISBN: 9781400864447 1400864445
OCLC Number: 884012703
Description: 1 online resource (346 pages).
Contents: Cover; 1. The Protestant Challenge.
Series Title: Princeton legacy library.

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The Sovereignty of Reason is a survey of the rule of faith controversy in seventeenth-century England. It examines the arguments by which reason eventually became the sovereign standard of truth in religion and politics, and how it triumphed over its rivals: Scripture, inspiration, and apostolic tradition. Frederick Beiser argues that the main threat to the authority of reason in seventeenth-century England came not only from dissident groups but chiefly from the Protestant theology of the Church of England. The triumph of reason was the result of a new theology rather than the devel.

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