Shaftesbury and the French deists.

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University of North Carolina Press , Chapel Hill
Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of, 1671-1713., Deism -- His
SeriesUniversity of North Carolina studies in comparative literature,, no. 15
LC ClassificationsB1388 .S35
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Pagination143 p.
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Open LibraryOL6216992M
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SHAFTESBURY AND THE FRENCH DEISTS. By Dorothy B. Schlegel. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, vii, p. (University of North Carolina Studies in Comparative Literature, No. ) No one would deny the dynamic impact of Shaftesbury's ideas upon the thought of the French Enlightenment, whether in the realm of,esthetics, philosophy.

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Where the French were militantly anti-clerical, the British, even if they were Theists or Deists, had no intention to attack the Church as such - indeed men like Thomas Woolston, Conyers Middleton and Matthew Tindal were actually in Holy by: A Vindication of my Lord Shaftesbury, on the Subject of Ridicule.

Being Remarks upon a Book Intitled, ‘Essays on the Characteristics’. London, [BULKLEY, Charles.] A Vindication of my Lord Shaftesbury, on The Subjects of Morality and Religion.

Being farther Remarks on a Book Intitled, ‘Essays on the Characteristics’. London, Other British deists prominent during the period include William Wollaston, Charles Blount, and Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, and, in the latter part, Peter Annet, Thomas Chubb and Thomas Morgan.

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, Third Earl of Shaftesbury was also influential. In a French translation of the whole of Shaftesbury's works, including the Letters, was published at Geneva.

[21] Translations of separate treatises into German began to be made inand in – there appeared a complete German translation of the Characteristicks. Historically, a distinction between theism and Deism has never had wide currency in European thought. As an example, when encyclopaedist Denis Diderot, in France, translated into French the works of Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd earl of Shaftesbury, one of the important English Deists, he often rendered “Deism” as théisme.

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The. Freethought and Freedom: Shaftesbury on the Value of Ridicule. deists and other critics of Christianity). While appearing to engage in open discussions with religious skeptics, these “Janus-faced” champions of Christianity were quick to call on government to enforce blasphemy laws and other oppressive measures to silence their.

Letters of the Earl of Shaftesbury, Author of the Characteristicks, collected into one volume (Glasgow, ). Selected Manuscripts The main collection is in the Shaftesbury Papers, Public Record Office, London ("A collection of documents, also entry-books of letters, written by, and correspondence of, the third Earl of Shaftesbury").

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The French Deists; The German Deists The English Deists of his most important book, The Moral Philosopher. Shaftesbury () was an earl who was involved with politics but had to withdraw to private life for health reasons.

He was tutored by John Locke, but his works were deeply influenced by Stoicism and Platonism. The Chilworth London Paddington This rating is a reflection of how the property compares to the industry standard when it comes to price, facilities and services available. It's /10(K). English Deists Shaftesbury, Mandeville, Dodwell, Bolingbroke The Deistic controversy died out in England about the middle of the eighteenth century.

The Deistic literature had exhausted its stock of materials, while its tenets had never obtained a strong hold on the people. Abstract. In issue of his renowned London daily The Spectator, Joseph Addison (–) hypes his imminent “Pleasures of the Imagination” by assuring his readers that he has something “entirely new” to say about “what it is that gives a Beauty to any Passages of the finest Writers both in Prose and Verse” (Addison and Steelevol.

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Chambers. Vol. III. Seventeenth Century. Henry Craik, ed. English Prose. The Online Books Page. Online Books by. Edmund Shaftesbury (Shaftesbury, Edmund, ) A Wikipedia article about this author is available. Shaftesbury, Edmund, Book of the Psychic Society: A Study of the Fourteen Unseen Powers That Control Human Life; and Containing Immortality, A Scientific Demonstration of Life After Death (Washington: Ralston University Pub.

Co., )Missing: French deists. French Deism was anti-religious and shaded into atheism, pantheism, and skepticism and in reality was better called deistic Humanism.

See French Deism, religious English Deism, and Deism Mainpage. The "Enlightenment" was mainly a French affair. Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, English politician and philosopher, grandson of the famous 1st earl and one of the principal English Deists.

His early education was directed by John Locke, and he attended Winchester College. He entered Parliament in and, succeeding as 3rd Earl. The Piety of the English Deists: Their Personal Relationship with an Active God Most scholars think that the English deists believed in a cold, distant deity uninvolved with his creation.

Gerald R. Cragg expressed the common view when he said the God of the English deists was abstract and remote. The myth of Enlightenment deism Tracing back the ideas of deism and the philosophes to the Ren- aissance, as Peter Gay (and others since) has done so eloquently in.

Studies of Shaftesbury include Charles Elson, Wieland and Shaftesbury (); Florence M. Higham, Lord Shaftesbury: A Portrait (); R. Brett, The Third Earl of Shaftesbury: A Study in Eighteenth-century Literary Theory (); and Dorothy B. Schlegel, Shaftesbury and the French Deists.

Thus there have been French and German deists as well as English; For every pamphlet or book that a deist wrote, several "answers" were at once put before the public as antidotes. The "wit and ridicule" by which the Earl of Shaftesbury would have all tested meant, as Brown rightly notes, no more than urbanity and good nature.

This book focuses on what Deism has to offer both individuals and society. Subcategories of deism. Modern deists hold a wide range of views on the nature of God and God's relationship to the world.

The common area of agreement is the desire to use reason, experience, and nature as the basis of belief. In this well-argued work Himmelfarb compares the British (Scottish-English), French and American Enlightenments. The bulk of the book deals with the British Enlightenment with reference to amongst others, Adam Smith, Godwin, Hume, Hobbes, Locke, Newton and Lord Shaftesbury plus, unusually, John Wesley and Edmund Burke/5(5).

According to the deists, the essence of Christianity is moral behavior, not belief in dogmas about “mysteries,” such as the Trinity, that no one can understand or rationally justify. In the English Presbyterian minister John Leland published A View of the Principal Deistical Writers, a book that he later expanded into two volumes.

In.European Deists of the next generation in turn bought clandestine French translations of British Deistic works that circulated among European texts in the underground book trade.

Many of those trade networks originated in the liberal and tolerant Dutch Republic, a refuge for freethinkers that, along with Britain, forged the early Enlightenment.Deism is the belief that a higher being (like the Christian God) exists, but that the only revelation of God is in nature and reason, not in sacred books or says that people should rely on logic and reason, and not traditions of a religion that is based on a holy book.

People who follow deism are called deists. Deists believe that a Higher Power created the world. They do not.