Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2009

272 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719080494

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Republican learning

John Toland and the crisis of Christian culture, 1696-1722

Justin Champion

Published by Manchester University Press

Politics Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain MUP

  • New in Paperback
  • Illustrates how Toland's ideas and influence impacted upon English political life between the 1690s and the 1720s
  • Studies both his private archive and published works to illustrate how Toland moved in both subversive and elite political circles in England and abroad
  • Explores the connections between Toland's republican political thought and his irreligious belief about Christian doctrine, the ecclesiastical establishment and divine revelation
  • Argues that far from being a marginal and insignificant figure, Toland counted queens, princes and government ministers as his friends and political associates