Religion and the Religions in the English Enlightenment Peter Harrison

ISBN: 9780521892933

Published: March 18th 2002

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288 pages


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Religion and the Religions in the English Enlightenment  by  Peter    Harrison

Religion and the Religions in the English Enlightenment by Peter Harrison
March 18th 2002 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 288 pages | ISBN: 9780521892933 | 10.39 Mb

The origin of the modern perception of religion can be traced to the Enlightenment. This book shows how the concepts of religion and the religions arose from controversies in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England. The birth of theMoreThe origin of the modern perception of religion can be traced to the Enlightenment. This book shows how the concepts of religion and the religions arose from controversies in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England. The birth of the religions, conceived of as sets of beliefs and practices, created a new science of religion in which the various religions could be studied and impartially compared.

Harrison gives a detailed historical picture of the emergence of this concept and how it led to the discipline of comparative religion.



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