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Selected Papers of a Conference held at the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, 22-23 March 2001
Editor: Wiep van Bunge
This book contains twelve essays by prominent historians from the Netherlands, Belgium and the United States on the early Enlightenment in the Dutch Republic. In the wake of the increased awareness of the importance of this particular period for the European Enlightenment as a whole, they focus on Cartesianism, Spinozism and Empiricism, the three main schools of thought that made up its philosophical profile. The first part of the book highlights the academic infrastructure of the Dutch Republic and the theological response to the Radical Enlightenment. The second and third parts concentrate on the philosophical and the scientific developments in the Dutch Republic from 1650 to 1750. The final part of this book deals with the international proliferation of the Dutch Radical Enlightenment and with the way in which its main protagonists have been ignored by Dutch historiography.

Contributors include: Wiep van Bunge, Andrew Fix, Jonathan Israel, Eric Jorink, Henri Krop, Wijnand Mijnhardt, Han van Ruler, Paul Schuurman, Geert Vanpaemel, Hans de Waardt, Ernestine van der Wall, and Michiel Wielema.
Author: Jan Stievermann

emerging natural sciences and the philosophical challenges of the early Enlightenment. 14 More specifically and to our topic, the ‘Biblia’ is also an important untapped source for studying the reception history of Grotius as an exegete and theologian in early America. That history is largely terra

In: Grotiana
Author: Joke Spaans
Recent research in early modern print media and the early enlightenment have dramatically changed the way we look at the Dutch Republic in the later seventeenth century. For a long time, this was an underresearched area. Interdisciplinary approaches now demonstrate how a dense, varied, and for its time, technically advanced media landscape managed to involve intellectuals, politicians and craftsmen in debates on current issues. Based on a small corpus of enigmatic satirical prints, so far overlooked by art historians and historians of religion alike, this book explores how polarization between theological schools during the reign of stadholder William III triggered, necessarily covert, debates on the shortcomings of early modern Churches that prepared the way for a more enlightened religious culture.
The first Online Collection of Brill’s flagship series in Intellectual History ( Brill’s Studies in Intellectual History) presents new approaches to history, the history of philosophy and theology, and the history of ideas. Special attention is given to the use of interdisciplinary methods and insights, such as those of cultural anthropology, semiotics and linguistic analysis. Occasionally volumes contain papers of eminent scholars and proceedings of conferences, which would otherwise be difficult to obtain.

Brill’s Studies in Intellectual History includes the subseries Brill's Studies in Art, Art History and Intellectual History and Brill's Texts and Sources in Intellectual History.

This collection contains titles published up to and including 2013. The title list and free MARC records are available for download here.

Isaac Vossius (1618-1689) between Science and Scholarship (2012)
The Vatican Manuscript of Spinoza’s Ethica (2011)
Skepticism in the Modern Age (2009)
Erasmus and the Middle Ages (2001)
Historia and Fabula (1994)
Isaac la Peyrère (1596-1676): His Life, Work and Influence (1987), and many more.
Author: Günther Lottes

The Textual Context Grotius is, as we all agree, one the towering figures of the early Enlightenment. But his tract De veritate religionis Christianae stands at the starting point of a new type of literature which was to flourish in the eighteenth century when the tide had finally turned in

In: Grotiana
In Adam Boreel (1602-1665): A Collegiant’s Attempt to Reform Christianity, Francesco Quatrini offers a reassessment of the life and thought of Adam Boreel, a leading member of the Dutch nonconformist Collegiant movement. Usually regarded as a less important member of this religious group, Boreel is described as a forerunner whose ideas influenced later Collegiants.

Drawing on both archival and published sources, Francesco Quatrini provides the first modern biography of Boreel as well as a critical analysis of his writings. He corrects misconceptions about Boreel, who appears here as an intriguing figure who drew his views from several different sources. In this way, Francesco Quatrini revealed that Boreel was a major leader in the era’s intellectual discourse.

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In: Church History and Religious Culture
Author: Karen Collis

meaningful sense. For his part, Richard Popkin considers the transformative effect of Cartesianism on biblical scholarship. 8 In general, these approaches identify the discontinuity between humanism and early-Enlightenment culture, and their proponents place Le Clerc in an imagined (or retrojected) canon of

In: Erudition and the Republic of Letters

A G N E S E V I S C O N T I ANN THOMSON, Bodies of thought. Science, Religion and the Soul in the early Enlightenment. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. VIII+293 pp., ISBN 978-0-19- 923619-0. G I R O L A M O I M B R U G L I A NATHALIE VUILLEMIN, Les beautés de la n a t u r e à � l ' Ã

In: Nuncius
Atheists generated widespread anxieties between the Reformation and the Enlightenment. In response to such anxieties a distinct genre of religious apologetics emerged in England between 1580 and 1720. By examining the form and the content of the confutation of atheism, Anti-Atheism in Early Modern England demonstrates the prevalence of patterned assumptions and arguments about who an atheist was and what an atheist was supposed to believe, outlines and analyzes the major arguments against atheists, and traces the important changes and challenges to this apologetic discourse in the early Enlightenment.