Debating the Faith: Religion and Letter Writing in Great by Anne Dunan-Page,Clotilde Prunier

By Anne Dunan-Page,Clotilde Prunier

the 1st e-book to deal with the position of correspondence within the examine of faith, Debating the religion: faith and Letter Writing in nice Britain, 1550-1800 indicates how letters formed spiritual debate in early-modern and Enlightenment Britain, and discusses the materiality of the letters in addition to questions of shape and style. specific awareness is paid to the contexts within which letters have been composed, despatched, learn, allotted, after which destroyed, copied or published, during times of non secular tolerance or persecution. the hole part, ‘Protestant identities’, examines the significance of letters within the shaping of British protestantism from the underground correspondence of Protestant martyrs within the reign of Mary I to dissident letters after the Act of Toleration. ‘Representations of British Catholicism’, explores the way in which English, Irish and Scottish Catholics, even if in exile or at domestic, outlined their religion, verified epistolary networks, and addressed political and spiritual allegiances within the face of adversity. The final half, ‘Religion, technology and philosophy’, makes a speciality of the spiritual content material of correspondence among ordinary scientists and philosophers.​

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