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The Religious Enlightenment:
Protestants, Jews, and Catholics from London to Vienna
David Sorkin

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations xi
List of Maps xii
Preface xiii

Introduction 1
Enlightenment or Enlightenments? 3
The Religious Enlightenment 5
Reasonableness 11
Toleration 14
The Public Sphere 16
State Nexus 18
The Enlightenment Spectrum 19

Chapter One: BRANT BROUGHTON, LONDON, GLOUCESTER
William Warburton's "Heroic Moderation" 23
Natural Right and Toleration 31
History 39
Established Religion 53
Justifi cation, Philosophy, and Science 54
Secular Culture 61
Moderation in Decline 64
Conclusion 65

Chapter Two: GENEVA
Jacob Vernet's "Middle Way" 67
Theology 76
Politics 85
The Enlightenment and the Philosophes 97
Geneva Transformed 109

Chapter Three: HALLE
Siegmund Jacob Baumgarten's "Vital Knowledge" 113
"The Union with God" 128
Exegesis 136
History, Sacred and Secular 142
Natural Right and Toleration 152
Neology and the State 158

Chapter Four: BERLIN
Moses Mendelssohn's "Vital Script" 165
Intellectual Renewal: Philosophy 176
Intellectual Renewal: Exegesis 180
"Civic Ac cep tance" and "Divine Legislation" 193
"The Socrates of Berlin" 206
Haskalah and Beyond 208
Conclusion 212

Chapter Five: VIENNA- LINZ
Joseph Valentin Eybel's "Reasonable Doctrine" 215
Church Law 228
Linz and Joseph II 237
"True Devotion" 249
Revolution 254
Conclusion 258

Chapter Six: TOUL- PARIS- LYON
Adrien Lamourette's "Luminous Side of Faith" 261
Where France Differed 263
Catholicism 266
The 1780s 269
Theology 274
Revolution, 1789-91 282
Revolution, 1791-94 296
Conclusion 307

Epilogue 311
Glossary 315
Index 319

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