Faith in the Age of Reason

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Lion Books, 2004 - Church history - 208 pages
4 Reviews
This excellent addition to the Lion Histories series explores one of the most interesting periods of history - the Enlightenment of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The book begins by describing how the Middle Ages came to an end with the Renaissance and the Reformation, setting the scene for the Enlightenment. Jonathan Hill then takes the reader on a fascinating tour of the central themes and characters of this turbulent period.

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good overview the period

User Review  - Vinny -

A good summary of the tensions that existed between reason and faith- how faith gave way to reason that it almost became obsolete but how faith filled individuals attempted to rescue and help faith to triumph in the so-called Enlightened Age. Read full review

User Review  - John Companion -

If you enjoy history, philosophy, or are just nosy about how other believers worked out their faith in different eras (me), you'll really like this little, pithy book. Read full review

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Jonathan Hill is Lecturer in Philosophy of Religion at the University of Exeter. He holds an MPhil in Theology from Oxford, and a PhD in Philosophy from the National University of Singapore. He is the author of the highly acclaimed The History of Christian Thought (Lion, 2003), What Has Christianity Ever Done for Us? (Lion, 2005), The Big Questions (Lion, 2007), and The New Lion Handbook: The History of Christianity (Lion, 2007).

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