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Author Ellenzweig, Sarah.

Title The fringes of belief [electronic resource] : English literature, ancient heresy, and the politics of freethinking, 1660-1760 / Sarah Ellenzweig.

Imprint Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2008.


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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xii, 240 p.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-227 ) and index.
Contents Introduction : literary culture, the classical past, and the rise of Restoration freethinking -- Libertine precursors. Rochester, Blount, and the faith of unbelief -- Behn, Fontenelle, and the cheats of revealed religion -- Skepticism and piety. Swift's Tale of a tub and the anthropology of religion -- Suspending disbelief : Swift, credulity, and the pious fraud -- Conclusion : Pope's "Essay on man" and the afterlife of English freethinking.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Free thought in literature.
Christianity and literature -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Christianity and literature -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Free thought -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Free thought -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780804758772 (cloth : alk. paper)

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