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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 17–28.
Published: 01 January 2001
...Stephen H. Gregg The College of William & Mary 2001 “A Truly Christian Hero”: Religion, Effeminacy, and Nation in the Writings of the Societies for Reformation of Manners In the critical discussion concerning manliness...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 1–27.
Published: 01 April 2014
... in favor of a more extreme version of Christianity that calls for completely eliminating pagan religions. By looking carefully at the presentation of Providence and religion, this article argues that if we take all three volumes together, they show Crusoe rejecting the religious conversion he experiences...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 150–155.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... ISBN 0-521-85895-x Duke University Press 2009 Review Essay Romanticism, Religion, Secularization Mark Canuel University of Illinois at Chicago Colin Jager. The Book of God: Secularization and Design...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 28–42.
Published: 01 April 2017
... as a practice of Christian virtue without teleological ends or rewards. The rewards of virtue would appear to become virtual and immanent, available in the act of reading itself. And this is to merge religion with literature so that together they enter the logic of post-secularity. Copyright 2017 by Duke...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 January 2012
... the ability of rational educational approaches to inculcate religious belief. I compare Zenobia to Edgeworth’s Harrington , Rousseau’s Émile , Mme de Genlis’ Adéle et Thèodore , and Hamilton’s Agrippina. Zenobia applies two popular modes of fictional representation of education to the teaching of religion...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 80–110.
Published: 01 April 2012
... of identification (as described by Kenneth Burke); that is, singers identified with the lyrical and rhythmic qualities of the hymns, thereby confirming spiritual impulses they felt but could not always express. In addition, by questioning the rationality of mainstream Enlightenment religion, the hymns functioned...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of improving sociability with Steele's periodical in relation to such topics of local concern as London's relation to the regions, religion, politics, and the improving potential of conversation, there were also important areas of difference, notably the society's commitment to science and antiquarianism...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 76–98.
Published: 01 January 2019
... of rational religion. To its followers, Methodism offered a model of spiritual sincerity and moral piety through internal revelations best exhibited through passionate, extemporary preaching. For anti-Methodists, it was crucial to formalize the supposedly organic occurrence of the extempore, thus reducing its...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 165–191.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Amanda Vickery Religion and the Georgian world of goods are rarely discussed in tandem. The modern history of consumerism is secular in conceptualization. The booming literature on the Georgian world of goods has engaged only glancingly with religious ideas. A series of prejudices about...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 61–87.
Published: 01 April 2022
... religion, and to do so he exploits the greater flexibility, ambiguity, and complexity of the graphic mode. An examination of Steele and Hoadly, among other things, permits us to situate more precisely the “sacred parody” of Hogarth's major works on a grid of such terms as Radical Dissenter, Hoadlian Low...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 45–52.
Published: 01 April 2002
... Pope: “It is known that this celebrated Englishman lived and died publicly professing the Catholic Religion, and even at several places in this book he refers to himself as a Papist” (fol. 145r). He then continues by saying that, despite...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 January 2010
... of the best version of the best religion brutally dimin- ished by brutes who must be corrected. In 1679, Edward Pelling lamented that when Charles was murdered, “with him the breath of our Nostrils was taken away, the Joy of the Earth, the Beauty of Sion, the Fountain of Law, and the Father...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 55–58.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Jacob Sider Jost Weinbrot Howard D. , Literature, Religion, and the Evolution of Culture, 1660–1780 . ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Univ. , 2013 ). Pp. xii + 371 . $60 Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Review Essay One Step Forward...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 110–121.
Published: 01 September 2013
... J I want to begin this review with a confession: debates about secularization did not interest me much. I was not engaged, because I could not imagine their possible use. Yes, the Enlightenment insisted on the separation of church and state, and yes, there was less religion, not immediately...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 72–96.
Published: 01 January 2013
... their zeal in religion, were understood to veer dangerously from the common course of life. Joseph Addison, some years later, thought that “Enthusiasm is a kind of Excess in Devotion,” in which “the Mind finds herself very much inflamed”: If she indulges this Thought too far, and humours...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2013
... documented and explained by Keith Thomas in Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century England.1 Thomas shows how the revival of classical rationalism, the post-Copernican world- view, the growth of the natural and social sciences, urbanization...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 48–53.
Published: 01 January 2009
... the crucial role of the new, liter- ate, educated public in the period. Robertson distinguishes himself from another pair of scholars on the question of the universalism of the Enlightenment. In his wide-ranging series, Barbarism and Religion, J. G. A. Pocock, the most formidable proponent...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 85–87.
Published: 01 September 2013
... religion, the culture of the slave traders, and the relationship between slavery and Christianity. The contributions this edited collection makes to the field are threefold. First, Carretta and Reese bring their uniquely complementary expertise to the project, as Carretta is well known for his...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (3): 30–62.
Published: 01 September 2023
... Smith, Empiricist Devotions: Science, Religion, and Poetry in Early Eighteenth-Century England (Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia, 2016), 152. 48. Richard Marsh, The Vanity and Danger of Modern Theories (Cambridge: The University Press, 1701), 2–3. 47. George Cheyne, Philosophical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 108–111.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., in Imagining Methodism “the fraught process through which religion was made modern” (11), and the ways “the idea of modernity is intertwined with the articulation of what kinds of religious beliefs are too excessive or too uncritical for a modern self ” (237). “Methodism served imaginatively,” Anderson...