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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 116–134.
Published: 01 September 2021
... This recognition of Enlightenment tendencies in Catholicism—the effort to integrate science, philosophy, philology, or political thought into an understanding of Catholic teaching and the reform of church and society—invites us to look anew at Catholic institutions in the eighteenth century. In this essay, I...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 115–119.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Robert Kiely Johns Christopher M. S. . The Visual Culture of Catholic Enlightenment . ( University Park : Pennsylvania State Univ. , 2015 ). Pp. xxi + 413. 56 color + 35 b/w ills . $89.95 Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Review Essay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 123–127.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of Catholicism transformed the Ori- noco Amerindians’ “perceptions of the world” and introduced Western, sci- entific rationality (120). Precisely because of this, Gumilla’s supposed media- tion between Amerindian and European knowledge is not wholly convincing. Despite Ewalt’s wish to emphasize...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 September 2021
... and across different denominations: for instance, Protestantism and Catholicism had their own Enlightenments. 18 Inside nations, too, there were different forms of Enlightenment in different places, as recent research on the Industrial Revolution has shown in relation to Birmingham, Manchester, and other...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 55–62.
Published: 01 September 2010
... intermediaries” convert Amerindians to Catholicism and disseminate knowledge about the New World. Spanish was omitted as a language of instruction in favor of Latin and Nahuatl in the first university of America, for example, “to establish an order of indigenous clergy who could convey church doctrine...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 134–137.
Published: 01 January 2018
...- possession and its rewards were understood to be at the core of human purpose, or whether one looked instead towards dispossession, or self- dissolution into a morally superior totalizing whole, as the goal of human existence. Within Catholicism, this dispute was played out in the Quietist affair (1694...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 1–22.
Published: 01 September 2019
... to combat the fear of death without recourse to the Christian doctrine of immortality. He was always fascinated by the arguments on the other side, and the ultimate resolution he found in Catholicism was earned by a careful consideration of all the rival systems of belief, including a proud unbelief...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 124–139.
Published: 01 September 2003
... or the nightmare world imagined in Margaret Atwood’s Orwellian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale. In her own discussion of such issues, Colley points out that, for the Protestant English, the chief “other” was not Islam but Catholicism. The early captivity narratives collected by Vitkus describe far worse cruelty...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 37–43.
Published: 01 January 2009
... history in these terms produces, for many, a sense of displacement similar to thinking of Shakespeare as a Catholic. That our great- est writers should have been in crucial respects opposed to the direction taken by “progress” or “enlightenment,” that they should have remained outside the consensus...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 76–91.
Published: 01 January 2006
... highlight some of the principal tensions and contradictions in the Enlightenment itself: between individualism and communitarianism, the arguments for historical and universal rights, the value of freedom and equality, respectively, and the relative claims of tra- 80 Eighteenth-Century Life...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 January 2012
... to convert her. Apparently, Catholicism is the appropriate faith for a Venetian. So, although Theodosius tries to convert Zenobia to Christianity, and she herself is drawn to Christianity through his reasoned arguments and explanations, she never fully accepts the Christian faith. She has been...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 202–224.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Glynis Ridley The College of William & Mary 2002 ECL26313-Ridley.q4.jw.SH 3/25/03 3:37 PM Page 202 Losing America and Finding Australia: Continental Shift in an Enlightenment Paradigm...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 45–52.
Published: 01 April 2002
... of note, either out of pure respect for sacred things or because they indicate a sort of tolerance that is alien and opposed to Catholicism” (fol. 145r). In other words, García’s objections fall under two categories: Pope’s sacrilegiousness and his tolerance. He...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 208–210.
Published: 01 January 2011
... of concerns over healthful diets, meat-­induced diseases, cultural and religious taboos, or the ecology in general than Tristram Stuart’s richly documented and fascinating Bloodless Revolution (henceforth BR). Those of us familiar with the surge of interest in meatless diets during the Enlightenment...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 61–87.
Published: 01 April 2022
... at Steele's fear of the return of the Stuarts. “Prerogative” and “passive obedience,” of course, were words that referred originally to the Pretender, Roman Catholicism, and the pope, the source of Steele's anxiety. But to more orthodox Anglicans and the Tories, Hogarth is wittily suggesting that the heart...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 123–132.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Daniel Rosenberg Loveland Jeff . An Alternative Encyclopedia? Dennis de Coetlogon’s “Universal History” (1745) ( Oxford : The Voltaire Foundation , 2010 ). Pp. xiii + 256. $105 Stalnaker Joanna . The Unfinished Enlightenment: Description in the Age of the Encyclopedia...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 36–65.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., the parish style was the true break; the cathedral rep- ertoire represented one of the most conservative aspects of High-Church practice. If Anglicanism was indeed a via media, the cathedral style of music was one of the vestiges of Catholicism that made it so. These accounts are riddled...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 22–44.
Published: 01 January 2000
.... At- tacks on other European countries and on religious groups like Jews and Catholics largely disappear from the origin stories even before the cen- tury begins, and early eighteenth-century writers frequently congratulate themselves on their enlightened attitudes toward the stories of their pre...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 1–27.
Published: 01 April 2014
... was vehemently opposed to the return of the Pretender, so we can assume he opposed Catholicism as antithetical to Protestantism.40 Defoe’s argu- 20  Eighteenth-Century Life ments about colonial trade support investment rather than exploration and colonization.41 The persona he adopts in the Crusoe...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 122–129.
Published: 01 April 2010
.... Making British Culture: English Readers and the Scottish Enlightenment, 1740  –  1830 (New York: Routledge, 2008). Pp. xii + 325. $95. ISBN 978-0-415-96286-5 Andrea, Bernadette. Women and Islam in Early Modern English Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2007). Pp. x + 185. $85...