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Author Burson, Jeffrey D

Title The rise and fall of theological enlightenment : Jean-Martin de Prades and ideological polarization in eighteenth-century France / Jeffrey D. Burson ; foreword by Dale Van Kley
Published Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 494 pages)
Contents Perspectives on enlightenment, religion, and the Abbe de Prades : toward a new historiography of theological enlightenment -- The creation of the Jesuit synthesis : Locke, Malebranche, and the flowering of theological enlightenment -- The radicalizing enlightenment and the maturation of theological enlightenment to 1750 -- Bringing up the theological enlightenment : life, leisure, philosophy, and culture at the University of Paris and the seminaries, ca. 1730-1755 -- Theological enlightenment at the Sorbonne, 1729-1752 -- The center falters : turmoil and the burgeoning fracture of theological and radical enlightenments -- Prades and the crucible of religious polarization in eighteenth-century France -- The abortive theological enlightenment synthesis of Prades I -- The abortive theological enlightenment synthesis of Prades II : from natural religion to the necessity and historicity of Catholicism -- The scandal at the Sorbonne and the condemnation -- The nadir of theological enlightenment : religious polarization of the eighteenth-century public sphere in the aftermath of the Prades affair -- Prades and the long denouement in Prussia, 1752-1782 -- Appendix : authenticity of the Prades thesis and Apologie
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Prades, Jean-Martin de
Prades, Jean-Martin de.
Catholic Church -- France -- History -- 18th century
Catholic Church.
Catholic Church and philosophy -- France -- History -- 18th century
Enlightenment -- France
Catholic Church and philosophy.
HISTORY / Modern / 18th Century
France -- Church history -- 18th century
Genre/Form Church history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0268075794