The fringes of belief : English literature, ancient heresy, and the politics of freethinking, 1660-1760 (eBook, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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The fringes of belief : English literature, ancient heresy, and the politics of freethinking, 1660-1760

Author: Sarah Ellenzweig
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Fringes of Belief is the first literary study of freethinking and religious skepticism in the English Enlightenment.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Ellenzweig
ISBN: 9780804758772 0804758778
OCLC Number: 895785732
Notes: Introduction : literary culture, the classical past, and the rise of Restoration freethinking. Libertine precursors. Rochester, Blount, and the faith of unbelief. Behn, Fontenelle, and the cheats of revealed religion. Skepticism and piety. Swift's Tale of a tub and the anthropology of religion. Suspending disbelief : Swift, credulity, and the pious fraud. Conclusion : Pope's "Essay on man" and the afterlife of English freethinking
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 240 p.)
Contents: Contents Introduction Literary Culture, the Classical Past, and the Rise of Restoration Freethinking Part I: Libertine Precursors Chapter One Rochester, Blount, and the Faith of Unbelief Chapter Two Behn, Fontenelle, and the Cheats of Revealed Religion Part II: Skepticism and Piety Chapter Three Swift's Tale of a Tub and the Anthropology of Religion Chapter Four Suspending Disbelief: Swift, Credulity, and the Pious Fraud Conclusion Pope's "Essay on Man" and the Afterlife of English Freethinking Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Sarah Ellenzweig

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