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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 9–27.
Published: 01 April 2017
... emergent, and some momentary and occasional. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Milton secret history parody Christian accommodation mock epic epic • Paradise Lost, Poem of the Restoration Period...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 1–22.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., because we shall not Be until we are again. Dryden leaves the matter open for his reader in a way that Lucretius does not, presumably to accommodate Christian read- ers, but also because a too positive statement lacks polite charm. This ambiguity between mortalism and Christian mortalism inheres...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 83–96.
Published: 01 January 2009
... him have made: some of those seventeenth-century authors, such as Locke, who handed down to us human rights talk, made sense of it only by way of a Christian worldview. If one is not a Christian, or if, like the United Nations, one is not supposed to be a Christian, one will have a problem...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 75–104.
Published: 01 April 2014
..., hospitality as a concept was increasingly viewed with skepticism, its purportedly altruistic motivations and its identity as a Christian, secular, or national virtue called into question. In Matthew Concanen’s The Speculatist (1730), for example, one contributor complains that, on a recent visit...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 28–42.
Published: 01 April 2017
...” light. It aims to show that sentimentalism affirmed Christian virtues such as charity and chastity, but it radically transmuted and displaced those virtues. In particular, it argues that sentimental fiction imaginatively negotiated the difficulties of practicing Christian virtue in a rapidly changing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 124–139.
Published: 01 September 2003
... setbacks. In the early stages of the Enlightenment radi- cal thinkers such as Spinoza cited the might of Islam and the extent of its dominions as evidence that universal Christianity might not be the world’s divinely appointed destiny, and as late as the 1750s Voltaire commented that nothing very...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 92–109.
Published: 01 September 2007
... principal kinds of religious writings, emphasizing the importance of practical guides to Christian life as the most popular and infl uential. She concludes with a discussion of Christian poetry and song, from John Milton, through Isaac Watts, to William Cow- per, who expressed evangelical fervor...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 98–116.
Published: 01 September 2002
... of marriage customs organized according to the “four . . . Religions known in the World”— “the Jews, Christians, Mahumetans and Idolaters.”15 I want to quote a short passage from De Gaya’s preface (as translated by Brown) bearing in mind that it predates Hume’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 1–17.
Published: 01 April 2011
... the Christian spectrum, who are not “fools”—who preach from the heart and preach reconciliation rather than exclusion. It would be useful to students of Sterne to familiarize themselves with just a tenth of this vast body of sermon literature before suggesting that Sterne had no commitment to the religious...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 113–133.
Published: 01 January 2024
... (Stanford: Stanford Univ., 2002). 42. Talal Asad, Formations of the Secular: Christianity, Islam, Modernity (Stanford: Stanford Univ., 2003), 52. Figure 2. Schematic distribution of prayers within GB-0033-PCD-MS 7. Figure 2. Schematic distribution of prayers within GB-0033-PCD-MS 7...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (2): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2024
... not coexist with otherwise conservative political or religious beliefs, I analyze conduct books by Evangelical Christians such as Hannah More, Isaac and Ann Taylor, and Jane West. I intend to demonstrate that many conduct books by conservative Christians normalized and even validated behavior traits like...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Donelle Ruwe Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra (1814) is a historical novel by the Irish author Adelaide O’Keeffe that features religious conversions from paganism to Judaism, and from Judaism to Christianity. O’Keeffe stages these conversions within the context of late Enlightenment debates about...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 56–78.
Published: 01 January 2022
... of the play's Plutarchan source and an interpolation of the Christian into the classical that bespeak Addison's concerted attempt both to flag his protagonist's doubt and fallibility and also to place a critical frame around the (unshown) spectacle of stoic suicide. Act 5, that is, seems at first glance...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 55–62.
Published: 01 September 2010
... question in chapters 3 through 6. Chapter 3 treats the Bour- bon persistence of a Hispanic evangelical mission: “Legally and morally, Spain regarded the conversion of Indians to Christianity as its central enterprise in the New World” (93), and “The crown recognized missionaries’ singular capac- ity...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 60–79.
Published: 01 April 2012
..., notes that a rhetoric of moral reformation appears in a range of texts in the late 1680s, including some in support of James II (85 – ​92). 26. Stephen H. Gregg, “ ‘A Truly Christian Hero:’ Religion, Effeminacy, and Nation in the Writings of the Societies for Reformation of Manners,” Eighteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 237–251.
Published: 01 April 2001
...- selves no airs and have no pretensions to luxuries (or even necessities) above their station, and, of course, as long as they are good Christians. One of More’s primary purposes in the Tracts is to foster appreciation of and belief in Christianity, and she ties poverty...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 30–63.
Published: 01 September 2014
...- gious observances and cultural content of Jewish life remained, even for the most tolerant British authors of the age, too different, too “other,” too threatening to be explored in any depth. Because Christian British- ness had difficulty assimilating Judaism, no writer of the time was able...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 165–191.
Published: 01 September 2020
... the Hanoverian Church has militated against sustained inquiry into the religious challenges of the Georgian world of goods. The strenuously Christian are conspicuously absent from the history of consumerism. The fashion victim and shrewd consumer matron have their historians, but what of the pious and judgmental...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2013
... of Physicians and first Englishman to publish a Christianized theory of atomism. See Bodleian Library, Oxford, Aubrey MS 23, f.54, cited by Thomas, Religion, 346n36. For Aubrey’s considerable interest in the occult, see Michael Hunter, John Aubrey and the Realm of Learning (London: Duckworth, 1975...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 49–66.
Published: 01 April 2003
... Beförderung der Menschenkenntnis und Menschenliebe (1775–78) was well received.7 The four-volume Biographien der Wahnsinnigen pro- duced by the German Christian Heinrich Spiess in 1795–96 is another example.8 The enduring effect on both science and art is clear. For exam- ple, between about 1819 and 1823...