Church and University in the Scottish Enlightenment...


Church and University in the Scottish Enlightenment: The Moderate Literati of Edinburgh

Book Details

Author  Richard B. Sher
Publisher  Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date   December 6, 1990
ISBN  0748602305
Pages  400


This new paperback introduces the "moderate literati of Edinburgh", a group of five churchmen whose ideals and values permeated Enlightenment thought and profoundly influenced 18th century Scottish social history. It describes the collective lives and works of Hugh Blair, Alexander Carlyle, Adam Ferguson, John Home and William Robertson, and analyzes the relationship of the kirk with Enlightenment thought.

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