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Author Willey, Basil, 1897-1978.

Title The seventeenth century background : studies in the thought of the age in relation to poetry and religion / by Basil Willey.

Imprint Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1953.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection J Schick  192 W669s 1953    ---  Lib Use Only
Description 316 pages ; 18 cm.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The rejection of scholasticism -- Bacon and the rehabilitation of nature -- Sir Thomas Browne -- On scriptural interpretation -- The philosophical quest for truth-Descartes -- The philosophical quest for truth-Hobbes -- Rational theology -- Rational theology: the Cambridge Platonists -- Joseph Glanvill -- The heroic poem in a scientific age -- John Locke -- Postscript: on Wordsworth and the Locke tradition.
Summary Cambridge Professor Basil Willey wrote this volume as a companion to his preceding work on the Seventeenth Century Background. Whereas the 17th C. key word was "Truth," he maintains the 18th C key word was "Nature." Organized in 12 chapters including "The Wisdom of God in the Creation, Cosmic Toryism, Natural Morality--Shaftesbury, Nature in Satire, Jos. Priestley and the Socinian Moonlight, and Nature in Wordsworth.
Subject Religious thought -- 17th century.
Theology, Doctrinal -- Great Britain -- History.
Philosophy, Modern -- 17th century.
English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Poetry as Topic. (DNLM)D011037
Religion. (DNLM)D012067
Philosophy. (DNLM)D010684
English poetry -- Early modern. (OCoLC)fst01710963
Philosophy, Modern. (OCoLC)fst01061071
Religious thought. (OCoLC)fst01094322
Theology, Doctrinal. (OCoLC)fst01149617
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
World history -- 17th century.
Doctrinal theology -- Great Britain -- History.
Modern philosophy -- 17th century.
Chronological Term 1500-1700
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628

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