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Voltaire and the Socinians

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ISBN-13: 9780729400176
ISBN-10: 0729400174
Author: R.E. Florida
Publication Date: 01-Jan-1974
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Table of Contents: A note on quotations

I. Socinianism 
A. Introduction 
B. The history of anti-Nicene churches 
C. Socinian thought 
D. What is a Socinian? 

II. Socinianism interpreted (1680-1715) 
A. Introduction 
B. Socinian self-interpretation 
C. Catholic interpretation of Socinianism 
D. 'Socinian' as a term of abuse 
E. Summary 

III. Voltaire's religion and Socinianism before his English exile 
A. Childhood and youth 
B. Literary success 
C. The Netherlands, 1722 
D. The road to England (1722-1726); Digression 
E. Summary 

IV. Voltaire in England 
A. The visit 
B. Contacts with Socinians and Socinianism 
C. Other contacts with English religion 
D. The Henriade 
E. Summary 

V. Socinians in the Lettres philosophiques 
A. Introduction 
B. The Socinians 
C. The seventh Lettre philosophique, 'Sur les Sociniens, ou Ariens, ou anti-Trinitaires' 
D. 1734: Voltaire a Socinian? 

VI. Voltaire and Socinianism: The quiet years (1734-1754) 
A. Diffused influences 
B. Explicit references 
C. Conclusion 

VII. Voltaire decides the Swiss are Socinians (1754-1756) 
A. The road to Switzerland 
B. Geneva and Voltaire: the beginnings 
C. Voltaire and Lausanne 

VIII. Quarrels about Socinianism at Geneva (1756-1758) 
A. L'âme atroce 
B. The 'Genève' article in the Encyclopédie 

IX. Later reflections on Socinianism in Geneva (1758-1777) 
A. Rousseau (1758-1759) 
B. Alembert (1759) 
C. Vernet 
D. Rousseau and Vernet (1764-1766) 
E. Charles Bonnet 
F. Voltaire (1759-1777) 

X. Voltaire and Socinianism outside Geneva (1758-1778) 
General summary 

XI. Appendix A: Genevese letters from the âme atroce affair 

XII. Appendix B: Extracts from the Dupan-Freudenreich correspondence about the 'Genève' article controversy 

Bibliographical abbreviations 

List of works cited

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