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Rise and Fall of Theological Enlightenment: Jean-Martin de Prades and Ideological Polarization in Eighteenth-Century France ePub download

by Dale Van Kley,Jeffrey D. Burson

  • Author: Dale Van Kley,Jeffrey D. Burson
  • ISBN: 0268022208
  • ISBN13: 978-0268022204
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  • Language: English
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  • Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press; 1st edition (April 30, 2010)
  • Pages: 520
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Rise and Fall of Theological Enlightenment: Jean-Martin de Prades and Ideological Polarization in Eighteenth-Century France ePub download

Burson places the Abbe Jean-Martin de Prades at the center of the storm. His is an exemplary work that provides a newly nuanced perspective on eighteenth-century France and beyond. -Susan Rosa, Northeastern Illinois University.

Burson places the Abbe Jean-Martin de Prades at the center of the storm. In 1749, Prades was working on his doctorate in theology at the University of Paris. An ambitious young theologian, Prades, like his teachers at the Sorbonne and like many lay and clerical apologists in ry France, had been deeply inspired by the spirit of the Enlightenment.

By Jeffrey D. Burson. Foreword by, Dale Van Kley. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2010

By Jeffrey D. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2010. David Sorkin, "Jeffrey D. Burson and Dale Van Kley, The Rise and Fall of Theological Enlightenment: Jean-Martin de Prades and Ideological Polarization in Eighteenth-Century France," The Journal of Modern History 83, no. 3 (September 2011): 658-660.

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The abbé Jean-Martin de Prades is well known to students of the French Enlightenment. Burson argues that Prades deserves much more than a footnote or passing mention in the history of the Enlightenment. After approving his doctoral thesis without dissent, the faculty suddenly reversed its position and stripped him of all his degrees. He sees the condemnation of 1752 as nothing less than a turning point in its whole evolution. Similar books and articles. The Enlightenment Past: Reconstructing Eighteenth-Century French Thought. The Enlightenment and Science in Eighteenth-Century France. Colm Kiernan - 1973 - Voltaire Foundation

By Jeffrey D. Colm Kiernan - 1973 - Voltaire Foundation. The Anti-Philosophers: A Study of the Philosophes in Eighteenth-Century France. Reginald James White - 1970 - New York: St. Martin's Press. The Enlightenment and Modernity. Norman Geras & Robert Wokler (ed. - 1999 - St. Beyond Contractual Morality: Ethics, Law, and Literature in Eighteenth-Century France. Julia Simon - 2001 - University of Rochester Press.

Jean-Martin de Prades and ideology in eighteenth-century France. The abortive theological enlightenment synthesis of Prades II : from natural religion to the necessity and historicity of Catholicism

The rise and fall of theological enlightenment. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Jean-Martin de Prades and ideology in eighteenth-century France. by Jeffrey D. Published 2010 by University of Notre Dame Press in Notre Dame, Ind. The abortive theological enlightenment synthesis of Prades II : from natural religion to the necessity and historicity of Catholicism. The scandal at the Sorbonne and the condemnation. The nadir of theological enlightenment : religious polarization of the eighteenth-century public sphere in the aftermath of the Prades affair. Prades and the long denouement in Prussia, 1752-1782.

200 THEOLOGICAL STUDIES. of Jesus in France produced in the first decades of the 18th century a remarkable (and hitherto forgotten) synthesis of the epistemological empir-icism of John Locke with the system of Nicholas Malebranche. After it became common knowl-edge that one young priest, Jean Martin de Prades, had contributed an article to this work, his recently successful defense of his Sorbonne disser-tation was censored in 1752.

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In The Rise and Fall of Theological Enlightenment, Jeffrey D. Burson analyzes the history of the French Enlightenment and its relationship to the French Revolution by casting it as a diverse constellation of Theological Enlightenment discourses, compromised between about 1730 and 1762 by high-stakes cultural and political controversies involving the royal court, the government, and the Catholic Church. Burson places the Abbé Jean-Martin de Prades at the center of the storm. In 1749, Prades was working on his doctorate in theology at the University of Paris. An ambitious young theologian, Prades, like his teachers at the Sorbonne and like many lay and clerical apologists in mid-eighteenth-century France, had been deeply inspired by the spirit of the Enlightenment. Burson reinterprets the Jesuit Enlightenment and its influence on French society, arguing that Jesuits had pioneered ways of synthesizing Locke, Malebranche, and Newton in light of the expansion of the public sphere. Hoping to defend Catholic theology against the Radical Enlightenment by adapting these Jesuit Enlightenment discourses with natural history and Enlightenment theological debates, Prades inadvertently sparked a public scandal that galvanized members of the royal court and the Parlement of Paris, Jansenists, Jesuits, and philosophes, alike--all of whom refashioned the person and work of Prades to suit their own ends. Ultimately, the controversy polarized the cultural politics of pre-Revolutionary France into two camps, that of a self-consciously secular Enlightenment and that of a staunchly opposed Counter-Enlightenment. Prades's history provides Burson with a lens through which to reevaluate the intersections of theology and Enlightenment philosophy, of French politics and the French Catholic church, and of conservatives, moderates, and radicals on all sides in order to provide us with a newly-capacious Enlightenment historiography.

"This is a rich and detailed analysis, based on impressive archival research, that represents the first close study of a key episode in the evolution of the French Enlightenment, one that has not been granted attention for almost fifty years. Through close reading of Prades' doctoral thesis in light of patterns in Catholic apologetics of the first part of the eighteenth century, Burson is able to show that Prades' work represented a synthesis of Locke and Malebranche that was characteristic of Sorbonne apologetics and not a departure from it. His is an exemplary work that provides a newly nuanced perspective on eighteenth-century France and beyond." --Susan Rosa, Northeastern Illinois University

"Jeffrey Burson's The Rise and Fall of Theological Enlightenment helps to restore, with erudition and meticulous scholarship, the mid-eighteenth century to its rightful place as a pivotal moment in the history of the French Enlightenment. Revisiting the often-invoked but imperfectly understood affaire of the abbé de Prades, Burson provides the most thorough analysis of the controversy to date, using it as a lens to explore much wider developments: the contingencies of the opposition between religion and Enlightenment, the origins of the Counter-Enlightenment, and the reasons for the polarization of French intellectual life in the second half of the eighteenth century. Thoroughly conversant in recent historiography and contemporary scholarly debates, Burson makes an important contribution to our understanding of this vital period." --Darrin M. McMahon, Florida State University

"Imagine what might have happened to Roman Catholicism if, in the course of the eighteenth century, the pro-Enlightenment clerics at the Sorbonne had escaped censure and come to dominate the church's thinking. Burson does a superb job in reminding us about contingency, about the path that might have been taken, and might thereby have avoided the church's ongoing quarrel with modernity." --Margaret C. Jacob, University of California, Los Angeles

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