This excellent edition of the IVP Histories series explores one of the most interesting periods of history--the Enlightenment of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This book begins by describing how the Middle Ages came to an end with the Renaissance and the Reformation, setting the scene for the Enlightenment. Jonathan Hill then takes you on a fascinating tour of the central themes and characters of this turbulent period. Themes covered include the churches; the new science; the new philosophy; the question of authority, politics and society; God, humanity and the world; the reaction; and the legacy. Key figures you'll encounter include Samuel Johnson, Galileo, Newton, Descartes, Hume, Voltaire, Pascal, Locke, Diderot, Rousseau and Kant. Packed with centuries worth of fascinating prose and beautifully glossy four color art yet small enough to fit in your pocket, IVP Histories bring Christian history to life like no other books.
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