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Cambridge Platonists and their place in religious thought

Geoffrey Philip Henry Pawson

Cambridge Platonists and their place in religious thought

by Geoffrey Philip Henry Pawson

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Published by Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge in London .
Written in English


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Statementby G.P.H. Pawson ; with a foreword by Alexander Nairne.
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Jul 15,  · Religions, Reasons and Gods is a wonderful collection of interconnected essays by one of the most erudite contributors to the debate on religious pluralism. While less well known than John Hick, Clayton deserves greater attention for both his general recommendations for future philosophy of religion and religious studies, as well as for his specific, searching insights about the history of. Their latitudinarianism is accentuated in her system where it manifests itself in an ecumenism which extends to Muslims and Jews as well as varieties of Christianity. In short, the only respect in which she does not qualify as a Cambridge Platonist is the fact that she was not educated or employed at the University of Cambridge, as they all were.

The Cambridge Platonists in Philosophical Context. It consists of a series of original papers written by leading scholars of the period from England, France and Australia. A particular feature is the links made with contemporary political debate, an aspect of their thought hardly touched on . One difference between the Cambridge Platonists and their more famous philosophical contemporaries is that they all had a theological background. Nevertheless, convinced of the compatibility of reason and faith, they regarded philosophy as the legitimate concern of theologians and are distinguished by the high value they accorded human reason.

Bygone Beliefs Being a Series of Excursions in the Byways Of Thought by H. Stanley Redgrove is free at hermes-security.com - the free Library of Metaphysical New Thought Books and Texts with Links to New Thought Communities and Teachers worldwide. Free will and Grace are not mutually exclusive. The editor's comprehensive introduction delineates the main principles of the Cambridge Platonists, in the light of their heritage. It compares their attitude to contemporary thought, stressing their mistrust both of institutionalised religion and Author: C. A. Patrides.


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Get this from a library. The Cambridge Platonists and their place in religious thought. [G P H Pawson]. The Cambridge Platonists and their place in religious thought. [G P H Pawson] Cambridge Platonists and their place in religious thought. London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: G P H Pawson.

Find more information about. The Cambridge Platonists and Their Place in Religious Thought by Geoffrey Pawson and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at hermes-security.com The Cambridge Platonists were a group of English seventeenth-century thinkers associated with the University of Cambridge.

The most important philosophers among them were Henry More (–) and Ralph Cudworth (–), both fellows of Christ's College, Cambridge. The group also included Benjamin Whichcote (–), Peter Sterry (–), John Smith (–), Nathaniel.

The Cambridge Platonists; a study. by: Powicke, Frederick James, Published: () The Cambridge Platonists and their place in religious thought, by: Pawson, Geoffrey Philip Henry.

Published: () Light and enlightenment; a study of the Cambridge Platonists and the Dutch Arminians. In contemporary philosophy, most platonists trace their ideas to Gottlob Frege's influential paper "Thought," which argues for platonism with respect to propositions, and his influential book, The Foundations of Arithmetic, which argues for platonism with respect to numbers and is a seminal text of the logicist project.

In the case of natural theology, she argues, what is in fact needed is a close look at two previously neglected periods of history: the philosophy of the rational dissenters of the late eighteenth century, and the influence on their thought of the seventeenth-century Cambridge Platonists.

The Cambridge Platonists and Their Place in Religious Thought. Geoffrey Philip Henry Pawson - - London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. The Achilles of Rationalist Arguments: The Simplicity, Unity, and Identity of Thought and Soul From the Cambridge Platonists to Kant: A Study in the History of an Argument.

Editorial team. General Editors: David Bourget (Western Ontario) David Chalmers (ANU, NYU) Area Editors: David Bourget Gwen Bradford. There are so many ways in which the Cambridge Platonists do not fit modern conceptions of philosophy or the received picture of early modern philosophy.

Their style of argument, which wears its learning on its sleeve, is not to modern tastes. As religious philosophers, they appear out of tune with the perceived secular drift of modern philosophy. Find all results for Renaissance philosophy on Cambridge Core, the new academic platform by Cambridge University Press.

Skip to main content Accessibility help We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites. Bosworth views this book as a product of "the nascent climate of latitudinarianism in religion and political thought, and of the tentative assertion of rationality as a principle of religious enquiry, which characterize the Restoration and which find their earliest expression in the works of.

I have only recently become aware of them. Some of their doctrines seem similar to some Quaker perspectives (though admittedly I have at this time read very little). I have not come across any mention of interaction between Quakers and Cambridge Platonists. But the timing is right; the Cambridge Platonists were active in the mid's.

The contributors examine the sources of the Cambridge Platonists and discuss their take-up in the eighteenth-century. Readers will learn about the intellectual formation of this philosophical group as well as the reception their ideas received. Coverage also details how their work links to.

To complete this sketch of the PC vision and its place in the Cambridge Platonists’ corpus, I will say a word about attitudes to the Jewish Cabbalistic tradition as they understood it.

Cabbala is not simply a term they appropriate as a convenient catchall or cover for their Platonizing Christianity. (Written by Derek Michaud, 19 July ) The scholarship on Smith is not large and most often appears in studies of the Cambridge Platonists as a group or some concept or other common to them.

In general these texts are synonymous with the broader literature on the Cambridge Platonists and/or a more commonly studied individual Continue reading John Smith: Bibliography →. Cambridge Platonist Spirituality by Charles C This well-chosen collection of writings admirably illustrates the religious outlook which underlies the thinking of the Cambridge Platonists.

Rooted in their belief in the goodness and love of God, their optimistic view of human nature and their tolerant approach to religious issue have Author: Charles C. Taliaferro. Cambridge and London: people and links Emmanuel College, and beyond. Benjamin Whichcote () is known as the father of Cambridge Platonism, and the roots of the movement in his teaching at Emmanuel College have chronological priority over later Cambridge Platonist writings, even though he published nothing in his lifetime.

His tutor at Emmanuel was the Calvinist Anthony Tuckney, but, when. Jan 05,  · Central to Thomas Sprat's History of the Royal Society was the description and justification of the method adopted and advocated by the Fellows of the Society, for it was thought that it was their method which distinguished them from ancients, dogmatists, sceptics, and contemporary natural philosophers such as Descartes.

The Fellows saw themselves as furthering primarily a novel Cited by: As their eighteenth-century legacy implies, far from being backward-looking, the Cambridge Platonists were at the forefront of developments in contemporary thought in their time. The Cambridge Platonists were every bit as radical as Milton in their emphasis on free will, and Milton every bit Author: Sarah Caroline Hutton.

PLATONISM. A principle feature of Platonism, which refers to the doctrines or philosophies influenced by Plato [1], is the belief in the existence of a distinction between the world that appears to the senses and a real realm that can be grasped only by the intellect.Feb 13,  · This is the blog of the Cambridge Platonist Research group, which was set up in with the aim of reviving interest in the Cambridge Platonists and to initiate research into their thought and legacy.

In we acquired AHRC funding for a three-year project with the title ‘The Cambridge Platonists at the Origins of Enlightenment’.The Cambridge Platonists were defenders of tolerance in the political as well as the moral sphere ; they held that practical j u d g e m e n t came down in the last instance to individual conscience ; and they laid the foundations of our modern conceptions of conscience and liberty.

But at the Author: G.A. Rogers.