The Piety of the English Deists: Their Personal Relationship with an Active God

@article{Waligore2012ThePO,
  title={The Piety of the English Deists: Their Personal Relationship with an Active God},
  author={Joseph Waligore},
  journal={Intellectual History Review},
  year={2012},
  volume={22},
  pages={181 - 197}
}
This paper challenges the current consensus about the religious views of the English deists and will argue that they had a pious and personal relationship with a deity who repeatedly intervened in human affairs. My argument contributes to recent efforts that question whether the Enlightenment should be seen as an inevitable march towards secularization, in which the atheism of Parisian radicals like Baron d’Holbach and Diderot are taken as exemplary for defining the period. My thesis is in line… Expand
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