Christian Apologetics in France, 1730-1790. The Roots of Romantic Religion

Author: Everdell, William
Year:1987
Pages:346
ISBN:0-88946-819-2
978-0-88946-819-1
Price:249.95
Shows why and how the anti-religious attitude of Enlightenment writers gave way to the acceptance and even revival of religious sentiment in the early nineteenth century.

Reviews

". . . offers an insightful analysis of many authors who have been too often ignored. Everdell's book complements Robert Palmer's Catholics and Unbelievers in Eighteenth-Century France (1939) very well and fills a distinct gap in the scholarly literature on eighteenth-century French thought." - Religious Studies Review

". . . un des rares travaux d'exploration. Son originalité reside, comme l'indique le sous-titre, dans la filiation que l'auteur établit entre la littérature apologétique du XVIIIe siècle, entendue - on le verra - dans un sens large, et le renouveau du sentiment religieux au siècle suivant." - Revue de l'Histoire des Religions