By Justin Champion
This publication explores the existence, suggestion and political commitments of the free-thinker John Toland (1670-1722). learning either his deepest archive and released works, it illustrates how Toland moved in either subversive and elite political circles in England and overseas. It explores the connections among his republican political concept and his irreligious trust approximately Christian doctrine, the ecclesiastical institution and divine revelation, arguing that faraway from being a marginal and insignificant determine, Toland counted queens, princes and govt ministers as his associates and political associates.
The e-book argues that Toland formed the republican culture after the wonderful Revolution right into a useful and politically manageable programme, concentrated now not on destroying the monarchy, yet on reforming public faith and the Church of britain. It explores the connections among Toland's erudition and print tradition, arguing that his highbrow venture was once aimed toward compromising the authority of Christian 'knowledge' up to the political energy of the Church.
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