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Republican LearningJohn Toland and the Crisis of Christian Culture, 1696-1722$
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Justin Champion

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780719057144

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719057144.001.0001

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‘A complete history of priestcraft’: The Druids and the origins of ancient virtue

‘A complete history of priestcraft’: The Druids and the origins of ancient virtue

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Justin Champion

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719057144.003.0010

This chapter explores in detail John Toland's intellectual transactions with Lord Robert Molesworth, one of the commonwealth politicians in his circle, in order to allow a more reflective appreciation of the function of his learning and ideas. The first result of Toland's relationship with Molesworth was the analysis of the Druidical past as a Complete History of Priestcraft. The chapter also discusses Toland's idea, contained in his Clidophorus, that the tyranny of priestcraft meant that the truth could rarely be spoken in public.

Keywords:   John Toland, Lord Robert Molesworth, learning, History of Priestcraft, priestcraft, Clidophorus

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