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Author

Lecky, W. E. H.

Title

History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe (2 volumes in 1)

Sub-Title

Publisher

 

Longmans, Green, & Co.

Year

1910

City

London

Edition

Scanned

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Description

Quoted from the author's "Introduction."

"My object in the present work has been, to trace the history of the spirit of Rationalism: by
which I understand, not any class of definite doctrines or criticisms, but rather a certain cast
of thought, or bias of reasoning, which has during the last three centuries gained a marked ascendency in Europe. The nature of this bias will be exhibited in detail in the ensuing pages, when we examine its influence upon the various forms of moral and intellectual developement. At present it will be sufficient to say, that it leads men on all occasions to subordinate dogmatic theology to the dictates of reason and of conscience, and, as a necessary consequence, greatly to restrict its influence upon life. It predisposes men, in history, to attribute all kinds of phenomena to natural rather than miraculous causes; in theology, to esteem succeeding systems the expressions of the wants and aspirations of that
religious sentiment which is planted in all men; and, in ethics, to regard as duties only those
which conscience reveals to be such.

This progress involves many important consequences; but the most remarkable of all is the decay of persecution, which, I have endeavoured to show, is indissolubly connected with a profound change in theological realisations. I have, in the last place, sought to gather fresh evidence of the operations of the rationalistic spirit in the great fields of politics and of industry. In the first, I have shown how the movement of secularisation has passed through every department of political life, how the progress of democracy has influenced and been influenced by theological tendencies, and how political pursuits contribute to the formation
of habits of thought, which affect the whole circle of our judgments. In the second, I have traced the rise of the industrial spirit in Europe; its collisions with the Church; the profound
moral and intellectual changes it effected; and the tendency of the great science of political econmy, which is its expression."

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