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Voltaire and the English deists

Norman L. Torrey

Voltaire and the English deists

by Norman L. Torrey

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven, Conn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Voltaire, -- 1694-1778.

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    Statementby Norman L. Torrey.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination224p. ;
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13926805M

    acknowledged, Bossuet's version was widely accepted in Voltaire's day, despite the writings of Bayle and of the English deists. In his latter years Voltaire kept up a stream of writings from Ferney, many of them attacks on the Old Testament. The statement in the Dictionnaire philosophique quoted above, that . The English Deists believed that religion should be anti-authoritarian, reasonable, and lead to moral behavior. They Voltaire, Letters on England, Penguin Books, London, , page - 7 - rejecters of Christ. Thoughtful observers became aware of the absurdities which had survived.

    The "Five Articles" of the English Deists constitute the nucleus of all religions and of Christianity in its primitive, uncorrupted form. The variations between positive religions are explained as due partly to the allegorization of nature, partly to self-deception, the workings of imagination, and priestly guile. Start studying Chapter Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. Written by Voltaire in English and later translated to French, this book praised the virtues of the English, The two major points in the Deists' creed were: Baron d'Holbach.

    “Voltaire” is the pen name under which French author-philosopher François-Marie Arouet published a number of books and pamphlets in the 18th century. He was a key figure in the European intellectual movement known as the Enlightenment. Voltaire was quite controversial in his day, in no small part because of the critical nature of his work. In terms of the history of ideas, Voltaire’s single most important achievement was to have helped in the s to introduce the thought of Newton and Locke to France (and so to the rest of the Continent). This achievement is, as Jonathan Israel has recently shown, hardly as radical as has sometimes been thought: the English thinkers in question served essentially as a deistic.


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TORREY. New Haven: Yale University Press, "Yale Romanic Studies," Vol. x+ Professor Torrey's volume fills a long-felt need in the study of Voltaire's Anglomania. Nothing of this scope has hitherto been undertaken-nothing that demonstrates in such detail a very considerable indebtedness.

The au. Voltaire and the English Deists by Norman Lewis Torrey,available at Book Depository with free delivery : Norman Lewis Torrey. On his death, Russell was eulogised as “the English Voltaire”, a witty, polymathic rebel. As with Voltaire, though a few of his books are still in publication, most now gather dust.

Voltaire and the English Deists. Norman L. Torrey. Archon Books () Abstract This article has no associated abstract. (fix it) Keywords Voltaire Deism: Categories 17th/18th Century British Philosophy, Misc in 17th/18th Century Philosophy (categorize this paper) DOI.

Voltaire and the English Deists Author: Norman Lewis Torrey Publisher: N.A ISBN: Category: Page: View: A good portion of this volume of more than pages is devoted to the cultural and intellectual scene.

Voltaire and other French thinkers are discussed in detail, as are influential thinkers and movements in other countries (such as the English deists).

The graphic arts 5/5(4). His book, Deism; an anthology, is a collection of English, French and American deists, Lord Herbert of Cherbury and Charles Blount, John Toland, Anthony Collins, Matthew Tindal and Thomas Woolston, Voltaire, Reimarus Thomas Paine, and Elihu Palmer.

Professor Gay contributes an Introduction in which he presents his overall view of deism and sets it against its political, religious and philosophical.

1 G. Gawlick, ‘Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac viewed by the English Deists’, Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century lvi (), – at p. 2 G. Cragg, Reason and authority in the eighteenth century, Cambridge3 See, for example, in English, J. Orr, English Deism: its roots and its fruits, Grand RapidsCited by: 4.

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The publication of Voltaire's Letters on the English () angered the French church and government, forcing the writer to flee to safer pastures. He spent the next 15 years with his mistress Born: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Torrey, Norman L. (Norman Lewis), Voltaire and the English deists.

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Barber, Theodore Besterman. He has published three academic articles in refereed journals on the spiritual beliefs of the deists. He is near to finishing a book on the English and American deists entitled How God Became Good: The English Deists and the American Founding Fathers. He has also started working on a book about all the Enlightenment deists.

Voltaire essentially believed monarchy to be the key to progress and change. He is best known in this day and age for his novel Candide () and saying such things as "If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him." To Voltaire God was so remote to the point of practical atheism.

Interprets the works of an important group of writers known as 'the English deists'. This title argues that this interpretation reads Romantic conceptions of religious identity into a period in which it was lacking.

It contextualizes these writers within the early Enlightenment, which was multivocal, plural and in. The splendid English Letters which he wrote with that aim, and was afraid to publish, leaked out in The book was burned by the hangman, and he had to retire once more, for letting France know how enlightened England was in the days of George I.

Written by Voltaire in English and later translated to French, this book praised the virtues of the English, especially their religious liberty, and implicitly criticized the abuses of French society.

The two major points in the Deists' creed were what. this book outlines the political structure that he believed would help overcome.

books are to be found in the catalogue of the. more on other English deists, like Annet, Chubb, Collins, Tindal, and Toland, whose Voltaire and the English Deists (New. Haven, ), passim.The Influence and Legacy of Deism in Eighteenth Century America Tiffany E.

Piland Rollins College, [email protected] books, sermons, and private letters and speeches. His Historical and Critical Dictionary influenced the work of Voltaire and was listed by Thomas JeffersonAuthor: Tiffany E.

Piland.Voltaire and the English Deists. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, A scholarly discussion of the development of deism in England and its influence on Voltaire.