Adam in Seventeenth Century Political Writing in England and by Julia Ipgrave

By Julia Ipgrave

Designed to give a contribution to a better knowing of the spiritual foundations of 17th century political writing, this learn deals a close exploration of the importance of the determine and tale of Adam at the moment. The ebook investigates seventeenth-century writings from England and New England-examining writings by way of Roger Williams and John Eliot, Gerrard Winstanley, John Milton, and John Locke-to discover the various value afforded to the Biblical determine of Adam in theories of the polity. In so doing, it counters over-simplified perspectives of recent secular political suggestion breaking unfastened from the confines of faith, by means of displaying the range of political types and percentages that Adamic theories supported. It presents contextual historical past for the appreciation of seventeenth-century tradition and different cultural artefacts, and feeds into present scholarly curiosity within the courting among faith and the general public sphere, and in tales of origins and Creation.

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