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Anciennete among the Non-Jurors: a study of Henry Dodwell

Anciennete among the Non-Jurors: a study of Henry Dodwell

Leighton, C.D.A.

History of European Ideas, 31 (2005) 1–16, (2005)

Abstract

The article offers a study of the theological method of Henry Dodwell, the most distinguished British savant of the late Stuart period and a leading figure in the Non-Juring movement. The study takes the form of arguments for the extension of the contemporary dispute between the Ancients and Moderns, in its historiographical dimension, into the field of divinity; for substantial modification of the claims made in discussions of the dispute about the inherent conflict between the Renaissance’s desire for revivification of the past and its historical scholarship; and for reconsideration of the relationship between 17th century critical scholarship and the Enlightenment.

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