'Jacob Vernet and the 'Religious Enlightenment': 'Rational Calvinism', the Pastors of Geneva and the French philosophes'

Graham Gargett

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    Abstract

    I rebut criticism, by the American academic David Sorkin, in his The Religious Enlightenment (2008), of my account of Jacob Vernet's theology (in Jacob Vernet, Geneva and the philosophes, published in 1994). After defending my account, I widen the discussion as to the nature of the Enlightenment, arguing that Sorkin's account is skewed and inaccurate in several ways, and showing that he makes frequent factual errors.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages1-37
    JournalHistory of European Ideas
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2013

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    Enlightenment
    Geneva
    Calvinism
    Philosophes
    Pastors
    Religion
    Criticism
    Theology

    Keywords

    • Vernet
    • Sorkin
    • Enlightenment
    • theology
    • Geneva
    • Calvinism

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    In: History of European Ideas, 30.10.2013, p. 1-37.

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