The Enlightenment: The rise of modern paganism

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1995 - History - 592 pages
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In the twentieth century, however, the Enlightenment has often been judged harshly for its apparently simplistic optimism. Now a master historian goes back to the sources to give a fully rounded account of its true accomplishments.
  

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Review: The Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Paganism (The Enlightenment: An Interpretation #1)

User Review  - Brett Williams - Goodreads

Great ZOT, this man can write! At age 90 - and still with us - we hope Peter Gay remains another sixty to seventy years so we might garner another half dozen books from him. While "The Enlightenment ... Read full review

Review: The Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Paganism (The Enlightenment: An Interpretation #1)

User Review  - Mr_wormwood - Goodreads

This a great read, confirmed my appreciation for the influence of greek culture on the development of the proper critical philosophic mentality. Read full review

Contents

The Enlightenment in Its World
3
The Useful and Beloved Past
31
Identity
59
The First Enlightenment
72
The Climate of Criticism
127
THE TENSION WITH CHRISTIANITY
205
The Era of Pagan Christianity
256
In Dubious Battle
323
The Useful and Beloved Past
451
The First Enlightenment
464
The Climate of Criticism
482
The Retreat from Reason
489
The Era of Pagan Christianity
505
In Dubious Battle
535
Beyond the Holy Circle
547
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WORKS FREQUENTLY CITED
553

Beyond the Holy Circle
358
The Enlightenment in Its World
423

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About the author (1995)

Peter Gay lives in New York City and Connecticut.