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

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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.


". . . 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

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