By Anne Dunan-Page,Clotilde Prunier

the 1st booklet to deal with the position of correspondence within the examine of faith, Debating the religion: faith and Letter Writing in nice Britain, 1550-1800 exhibits how letters formed non secular debate in early-modern and Enlightenment Britain, and discusses the materiality of the letters in addition to questions of shape and style. specific consciousness is paid to the contexts during which letters have been composed, despatched, learn, disbursed, after which destroyed, copied or published, during times of non secular tolerance or persecution. the outlet part, ‘Protestant identities’, examines the significance of letters within the shaping of British protestantism from the underground correspondence of Protestant martyrs within the reign of Mary I to dissident letters after the Act of Toleration. ‘Representations of British Catholicism’, explores the best way English, Irish and Scottish Catholics, no matter if in exile or at domestic, outlined their religion, tested epistolary networks, and addressed political and non secular allegiances within the face of adversity. The final half, ‘Religion, technological know-how and philosophy’, specializes in the non secular content material of correspondence among average scientists and philosophers.​

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