|Author||Richard B. Sher|
|Publisher||Edinburgh University Press|
|Publication Date||December 6, 1990|
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.