The Evangelical Counter-Enlightenment: From Ecstasy to Fundamentalism in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam in the 18th Century (Boston Studies in Philosophy #9) (Hardcover)

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This contribution to the global history of ideas uses biographical profiles of 18th-century contemporaries to find what Salafist and Sufi Islam, Evangelical Protestant and Jansenist Catholic Christianity, and Hasidic Judaism have in common. Such figures include Muḥammad Ibn abd al-Waḥhab, Count Nikolaus Zinzendorf, Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Israel Ba'al Shem Tov. The book is a unique and comprehensive study of the conflicted relationship between the "evangelical" movements in all three Abrahamic religions and the ideas of the Enlightenment and Counter-Enlightenment. Centered on the 18th century, the book reaches back to the third century for precedents and context, and forward to the 21st for the legacy of these movements. This text appeals to students and researchers in many fields, including philosophy and religion, their histories, and World History, while also appealing to the interested lay reader.


About the Author


William R. Everdell is an American teacher and author. His three prior books have also been on the history of ideas. He has written articles on French historical studies and History of European Ideas, and is the author of numerous reviews in journals including Studies in the Novel and the New York Times Book Review.


Product Details
ISBN: 9783030697617
ISBN-10: 3030697614
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: June 15th, 2021
Pages: 449
Language: English
Series: Boston Studies in Philosophy