CRAGG, G.R. CRAGG, Gerald R.
Title: From Puritanism to the Age of Reason : A Study of Changes in Religious Thought within the Church of England 1660-1700.
Publisher:  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1965,
Seller ID: 100626
CRAGG, G.R. From Puritanism to the Age of Reason : A Study of Changes in Religious Thought within the Church of England 1660-1700. Cambridge : At the University Press, 1966. Second Printing. Pp (4),[v]-vi,(2),1-247,(1). Small8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Gerald Robertson Cragg. "'We rec ognize instinctively the importance of the issues raised in the religious discussion of the Restoration era. The place of reason, the character of morality, the limits of authority, the nature of the universe, the reign of law—these are all questions which we still debate. What is more, we discuss them in essentially the same spirit as that which first emerged in the latter part of the seventeenth century. The period of transition is the generation which followed the Restoration, and during those years the new lines of thought were marked out.' This is how Dr Cragg introduces his critical study of changes in religious thought in the latter half of the seventeenth century. His main concern is with the eclipse of Calvinism, the Cambridge Platonists, the religious significance of Locke, Toland and the rise of Deism, the relationship between the Church and the Civil power and the question ofreligious toleration. In its original form this book was awarded the Archb ishop Cranmer Prize for 1945." - from the dj. Chapters : 1. Introduction; 2. The Eclipse of Calvinism; 3. The Cambridge Platonists ; 4. The Latitudinarians; 5. The Impact of the New Science; 6. The Religious Significance of John Locke; 7. John Toland and the Rise of Deism; 8. The Church and the Civil Power; 9. Toleration, the Triumph of an Idea; 10. Conclusion. With bibliography and index. Very good in very good dustjacket. 50.00