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Published: 01 April 2019

400 Pages | 5 illustrations

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781786941428

Bookseller Code (09)

Belief and Politics in Enlightenment France

Essays in Honor of Dale K. Van Kley

Edited by Mita Choudhury and Daniel J. Watkins

Voltaire Foundation in association with Liverpool University Press

Oxford University Studies in The Enlightenment

  • Shows how, instead of being antithetical to one another, the Enlightenment and religious faith intersected, diverged, and sometimes reconnected in unexpected ways
  • Offers innovative methodological approaches to the study of religious faith beyond theology and institutions
  • Brings together numerous renowned scholars of Old Regime, Revolutionary, and post-Revolutionary France
  • Offers a fresh perspective on how scholars study religion, not simply as a reflection of a larger reality, but ideas and sensibilities closely connected with other social, political, gendered, or ethnic identities
  • Through the range of sources and multiple approaches, illustrates how religious belief could be unpredictable, showing up in unlikely places, informing unlikely debates, and instituting unlikely changes