Melancholy Duty Paperback

by S.P Foster;

0Stock available


Free UK delivery when you spend £10 or more

Price and Purchase

Offer price: £255.07 Free UK Delivery
Go to Basket We accept VISA, Mastercard, Paypal and Buy Now Pay Later

If you're buying for a church, school or business, why not Buy Now Pay Later?

Find Out More

Melancholy Duty

Full Product Description

This book studies the complementary features of the thought of David Hume and Edward Gibbon in the complete range of its confrontation with eighteenth-century Christianity. The ten chapters explore the iconoclasm of these two philosophical historians - Hume as the premier philosopher, Gibbon as the consummate historian - as they labored to 'naturalize' the study of Christianity, particularly with attention to its social and political dimensions. No other work deals as comprehensively or thoroughly with the attempt of philosophical history's challenge to Christianity. Belief in miracles and the afterlife, the dimensions of fanaticism and superstition, and the nature of religious persecution were the themes that occupied Hume and Gibbon in the making of their critique of Christianity. This book makes a valuable contribution to scholarship in a number of fields including the history of ideas, religious studies, and philosophy. It will be of interest to philosophers of religion, historians of ideas, eighteenth-century intellectual historians, scholars of the Scottish Enlightenment, and Hume and Gibbon scholars.

Melancholy Duty by S.P Foster was published by Springer in December 2010. The ISBN for Melancholy Duty is 9789048149339.

Reviews of Melancholy Duty

Customer reviews and testimonials Write a review

Product Q&A

Got a question? No problem! Just click here to ask us about Melancholy Duty.


Details for Melancholy Duty

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSpringer (December 2010)
Edition1st ed. Softcover of orig. ed. 1997
Number of Pages376
Thickness19 mm
Height235 mm
Width155 mm
Product Code4032834
Eden is an accredited Living Wage employer