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Republican Learning: John Toland and the Crisis of Christian Culture, 1696-1722

Justin Champion


This book explores the life, thought and political commitments of the free-thinker John Toland (1670–1722). Studying both his private archive and published works, it illustrates how he moved in both subversive and elite political circles in England and abroad. The book explores the connections between Toland's republican political thought and his irreligious belief about Christian doctrine, the ecclesiastical establishment and divine revelation, arguing that far from being a marginal and insignificant figure, he counted queens, princes and government ministers as his friends and political asso ... More

Keywords: John Toland, republican political thought, irreligious belief, Christian doctrine, ecclesiastical establishment, divine revelation, Sophia of Hanover, court philosopher, Hanoverian succession, Glorious Revolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780719057144
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719057144.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Justin Champion, author