By Dr Powell McNutt Jennifer
In 1754, Voltaire, probably the most well-known and provocative writers of the interval, moved to the town of Geneva. Little time handed earlier than he instigated clash with the clergy and town as he publicly maligned the reminiscence of John Calvin, promoted the tradition of the French theater, and incited political unrest inside Genevan society. clash with the clergy reached a fever pitch in 1757 while Jean d’Alembert released the thing ‘Genève’ for the Encyclopédie. a lot to the consternation of the clergy, his article either castigated Calvin and depicted his clerical legacy as Socinian. considering then, little has been resolved over the theological place of Calvin’s clerical legacy whereas a lot has been made up of their declining importance in Genevan lifestyles in the course of the Enlightenment era.
Based upon a decade of analysis at the resources at Geneva’s information d'État and Bibliothèque de Genève, this publication offers the 1st complete monograph dedicated to Geneva’s Enlightenment clergy. exam of the social, political, theological, and cultural come across of the Reformation with the Enlightenment within the figurative assembly of Calvin and Voltaire brings to mild the lifestyles, paintings, and considered Geneva’s eighteenth-century clergy. as well as exam of the convergence with the philosophes, prosopographical examine uncovers clerical demographics at paintings. in addition, the character of clerical involvement in Genevan society and classes of political unrest are thought of besides the invention of a ‘Reasonable Calvinism’ at paintings within the public preaching and liturgy of Genevan worship.
This study strikes Geneva’s narrative past a simplistic paradigm of ‘decline’ and secularization, bargains extra facts for a revisionist realizing of the Enlightenment’s engagement with faith, and locates Geneva’s clergy squarely within the newly rising type of the ‘Religious Enlightenment.’ eventually, the importance of French coverage from the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 to the invasion of Napoleonic armies in 1798 indicates that the main major factor within the transformation of Genevan non secular lifestyles finally used to be its French connection, which ultimately uprooted a urban nonetheless principally devoted to the ideals, socio-political constitution, and tradition of its Protestant Reformation.
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Calvin Meets Voltaire: The Clergy of Geneva in the Age of Enlightenment, 1685–1798 by Dr Powell McNutt Jennifer