From Puritanism to Platonism in Seventeenth Century England

  • Authors
  • James Deotis RobertsSr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. James Deotis Roberts Sr.
    Pages 1-16
  3. James Deotis Roberts Sr.
    Pages 17-41
  4. James Deotis Roberts Sr.
    Pages 42-65
  5. James Deotis Roberts Sr.
    Pages 66-90
  6. James Deotis Roberts Sr.
    Pages 91-115
  7. James Deotis Roberts Sr.
    Pages 116-146
  8. James Deotis Roberts Sr.
    Pages 147-170
  9. James Deotis Roberts Sr.
    Pages 171-200
  10. James Deotis Roberts Sr.
    Pages 201-224
  11. James Deotis Roberts Sr.
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  12. James Deotis Roberts Sr.
    Pages 257-266
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 267-298

About this book

Introduction

The research of Professor J. D. Roberts has interested me for several years. It has interested me because he has been working in a really rich area of intellectual history. Even before Professor Whitehead taught us to speak of the seventeenth century as the "century of genius," many of us looked with wonder on the creativity of the men who produced religious and philosophical literature in that period of contro­ versy and of power. It was, in a most unusual way, a flowering time of the human spirit. The present volume is devoted to one fascinating chapter in the history of ideas. We know now, far better than we knew a generation ago, how incendiary Puritan ideas really were. They had tremendous consequences, many of which continue to this day, in spite of the absurd caricature of Puritanism, which is popularly accepted. The best of Milton's contemporaries were great thinkers as well as great doers.

Keywords

Artes Cicero Erasmus of Rotterdam Plato Plotin Religion René Descartes Thomas Hobbes modernism rationalism renaissance seventeenth century theology

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-9110-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 1968
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-8402-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-9110-4
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