Voltaire and the Socinians (Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment 122)

Voltaire and the Socinians (Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment 122)

By: R.E. Florida (author)Paperback

Special OrderSpecial Order item not currently available. We'll try and order for you.


The Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, previously known as SVEC (Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century), has published over 500 peer-reviewed scholarly volumes since 1955 as part of the Voltaire Foundation at the University of Oxford. International in focus, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment volumes cover wide-ranging aspects of the eighteenth century and the Enlightenment, from gender studies to political theory, and from economics to visual arts and music, and are published in English or French.


A note on quotations I. Socinianism A. Introduction B. The history of anti-Nicene churches C. Socinian thought D. What is a Socinian? II. Socinianism interpreted (1680-1715) A. Introduction B. Socinian self-interpretation C. Catholic interpretation of Socinianism D. 'Socinian' as a term of abuse E. Summary III. Voltaire's religion and Socinianism before his English exile A. Childhood and youth B. Literary success C. The Netherlands, 1722 D. The road to England (1722-1726); Digression E. Summary IV. Voltaire in England A. The visit B. Contacts with Socinians and Socinianism C. Other contacts with English religion D. The Henriade E. Summary V. Socinians in the Lettres philosophiques A. Introduction B. The Socinians C. The seventh Lettre philosophique, 'Sur les Sociniens, ou Ariens, ou anti-Trinitaires' D. 1734: Voltaire a Socinian? VI. Voltaire and Socinianism: The quiet years (1734-1754) A. Diffused influences B. Explicit references C. Conclusion VII. Voltaire decides the Swiss are Socinians (1754-1756) A. The road to Switzerland B. Geneva and Voltaire: the beginnings C. Voltaire and Lausanne VIII. Quarrels about Socinianism at Geneva (1756-1758) A. L'ame atroce B. The 'Geneve' article in the Encyclopedie IX. Later reflections on Socinianism in Geneva (1758-1777) A. Rousseau (1758-1759) B. Alembert (1759) C. Vernet D. Rousseau and Vernet (1764-1766) E. Charles Bonnet F. Voltaire (1759-1777) X. Voltaire and Socinianism outside Geneva (1758-1778) General summary XI. Appendix A: Genevese letters from the ame atroce affair XII. Appendix B: Extracts from the Dupan-Freudenreich correspondence about the 'Geneve' article controversy Bibliographical abbreviations List of works cited

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780729400176
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1974
  • Number Of Pages: 275
  • ID: 9780729400176
  • weight: 450
  • ISBN10: 0729400174

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly