Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006)

Awards/Availabilty

Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis

First Advisor

John L. Eiklor

Keywords

Evangelicalism--Great Britain--History--18th century; Deism--Great Britain--History--18th century; Evangelical Revival--History; Great Britain--Church history--18th century;

Abstract

The philosophy of deism cannot be ignored for taking a considerable toll on preaching. Great efforts had been made to make Christianity "reasonable," and in the process, revelation was rejected as a possibility for the origin of the Christian faith. Deists discounted beliefs such as Christ's being God incarnate, claiming that such beliefs were added over the years by superstitious clergy. As John Harrison remarks, the Church of England did "virtually nothing" to stem the spread of the deistic philosophy. Rather, many churchmen became deeply influenced by it.

Date of Award

1990

Department

Department of History

Presidential Scholar Designation

A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation Presidential Scholar.

Date Original

1990

Object Description

1 PDF file, (85 pages)

Date Digital

4-17-2017

Copyright

©1990 Aaron T. Bicknese

Type

document

Language

EN

File Format

application_pdf

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