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Hugo Grotius as apologist for the Christian religion : a study of his work De veritate religionis Christianae, 1640

Author: Jan-Paul Heering
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2003.
Series: Studies in the history of Christian thought, v. 111.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study deals with Hugo Grotius' famous apologetic work De veritate religionis christianae, the Latin version of a Dutch poem which he wrote in 1620 while imprisoned in Loevestein, entitled Bewijs van den waren godsdienst. The first part of this book examines the genesis of the work and the development of the text. The middle sections give an analysis of the motives that led Grotius to write this work and of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Hugo Grotius
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jan-Paul Heering
ISBN: 9004137033 9789004137035
OCLC Number: 53932715
Language Note: Translated from the Dutch.
Description: xxiv, 267 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 Bewijs van den waren godsdienst 1 --
The political fall of Hugo Grotius 1 --
In prison 3 --
Dutch poems 5 --
b. The writing of the apologetic work (Bewijs) 8 --
Geloofs Voorberecht 11 --
c. Editions 15 --
First edition (BG no 143) 17 --
Second edition (BG no 144) 19 --
Fatherland 21 --
Chapter 2 De veritate religionis christianae 26 --
a. Latin editions 26 --
Translation 26 --
First edition (BG no 944) 30 --
Second edition (BG no 946) 32 --
Third edition (BG no 947) 33 --
The making of the Notes 35 --
New edition (BG no 950) 36 --
Unauthorised editions (BG nos 951-3) 38 --
b. Development of the text 40 --
Bewijs (1622) --
Sensus (1627) 40 --
Sensus (1627) --
De veritate (Leiden 1629) 42 --
De veritate (Leiden 1629) --
De veritate (Leiden 1633) 44 --
De veritate (Leiden 1633) --
De veritate (Paris 1640) 45 --
Chapter 3 The contents 47 --
Book 1. On God and religion 47 --
Book 2. The truth and excellence of the Christian religion 50 --
Book 3. The credibility of the Bible 54 --
Book 4. Against paganism 56 --
Book 5. Against Judaism 58 --
Book 6. Against Islam 61 --
Chapter 4 Intention and method 64 --
a. Intention 64 --
Apologetics 65 --
The sickness of Christianity 66 --
Eirenism 67 --
Necessary and unnecessary doctrines 69 --
The vanished truth 72 --
Apologetic strategy 73 --
Humanist dialectic 75 --
Laurentius Valla 75 --
Rudolph Agricola 76 --
Petrus Ramus 77 --
Petrus Molinaeus and Rudolph Snellius 79 --
Legal dialectic 81 --
Grotius' apologetic work 83 --
Order 83 --
Reason and testimony 84 --
Certainty and probability 86 --
Miracles 89 --
Chapter 5 Sources 93 --
Book 1 Mornay 95 --
Book 2 Socinus 116 --
Book 3 Socinus 127 --
Book 4 Mornay 137 --
Book 5 Mornay 144 --
Book 6 Vives 155 --
Chapter 6 The Notes 163 --
Chapter 7 Reception 199 --
a. Criticism 199 --
b. Translations 218 --
German Translations 218 --
French translations 223 --
The English translation 227 --
Greek, Swedish and Persian translations 228 --
c. Editions and translations after 1645 231 --
Bewijs 232 --
De veritate 232 --
I. The Bible 245 --
II. Classical and Patristic Works 245 --
III. Medieval and Humanist Works 246 --
IV. Works of Grotius 247 --
V. Contemporary Works 248 --
b. Literature 251.
Series Title: Studies in the history of Christian thought, v. 111.
Other Titles: Hugo de Groot als apologeet van de christelijke godsdienst.
Responsibility: by Jan-Paul Heering ; translated by J.C. Grayson.

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