By Daniel Clifford Fouke
This quantity examines the function of the Cambridge Platonist, Henry extra, in discrediting sure non secular and philosophical events of the 17th century by means of branding them as "enthusiastical" (the results of mental imbalance issuing in impaired judgement and cognition). More's perspectives are amazing from his "enthusiastical" competitors Alchemists, Quakers, and Mechanical Philosophers by way of the best way he dialectically employs a number of speech genres to explain non secular that means and to awaken in his readers attitudes and emotions confirming that that means. extra is gifted as supplying a constant excellent of the religiously significant existence, preserving it from quite a few varieties of highbrow corruption. More's paradoxical methods of polemicizing are defined whereas whilst the writer presents perception into such varied issues because the connection among Hermeticism, Cartesianism, and spiritual radicalism."
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