Orthodoxy and Heresy in Eighteenth-century Society: Essays from the DeBartolo Conference

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Bucknell University Press, 2002 - History - 293 pages
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The essays in this volume use the concept of heresy to gain insight into the value of social order during the eighteenth century. By applying the vocabulary of religion to behaviours that might more usually be studied as deviance, the contributors can account for the complexity and vehemence of conflicts over right order played out in the literary, artistic, and political arenas of the age. The essays examine a range of cultural encounters between orthodox and heterodox figures.

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Contents

Guides to Londons Transgressive Spaces
27
The Limits of Toleration and the Orthodox Attack on Rational Religion in Late EighteenthCentury England
51
The Worsley Affair in LateEighteenthCentury Britain
69
Swifts Fear of Infectious Dissent and His Argument against Abolishing Christian Quarantine in A Tale of a Tub
89
Pope and the Prophets of Dulness
112
An Orthodox Rebel
134
Sculptor Pamphleteer Outcast
154
The Gnostic Clarissa
176
Transgression Generic and Religious In and Out of Diderots LOuieau blanc conte bleu
207
Marginality in Search of an Erotology
230
Revolutionary in Search of an Audience
247
Meat Ethics and the Case of John Wesley
267
Suggestions for Further Reading
281
Notes on Contributors
286
Index
289
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