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Historical argument in the writings of the English deists

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This study examines the role of history in the writings of the English deists, a group of heterodox religious controversialists who were active from the last quarter of the seventeenth century until the middle of the eighteenth century. Its main sources are the published works of the deists and their opponents, but it also draws, where possible, on manuscript sources. Not all of the deists were English (one was Irish and another was of Welsh extraction), but the term ‘English Deists’ has b...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Worcester College
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Humanities Division - English Language and Literature
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Gabriel C.B. Roberts
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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ora:10100

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