Religion in the Age of Enlightenment

Brett C. McInelly, Brigham Young University

Book Review Editor
Sam Cahill, Nanyang Technological Universit

ISSN 1947-444X
Set ISBN-10: 0-404-63310-2 / Set ISBN-13: 978-0-404-63310-3

Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (RAE) publishes scholarly examinations of (1) religion and religious attitudes and practices during the age of Enlightenment; (2) the impact of the Enlightenment on religion, religious thought, and religious experience; and (3) the ways religion informed Enlightenment ideas and values, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including, but not limited to, history, theology, literature, philosophy, the social and physical sciences, economics, and the law.While the Enlightenment generally refers to an eighteenth-century philosophical and cultural movement that swept through Western Europe, the editors welcome studies that encompass the seventeenth-century intellectual movements that gave rise to the ideals of the Enlightenment—e.g., materialism, skepticism, rationalism, and empiricism—as well as studies that consider later manifestations of Enlightenment ideas and values during the early nineteenth century. The editors likewise welcome studies of non-Western religious topics and issues in light of Enlightenment attitudes. In addition to publishing original research in these areas, RAE includes reviews of books that explore topics relevant to the thematic scope of the annual.

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Volume 4

Vol. 4 ISBN-10: 0-404-63314-5
Vol. 4 ISBN-13: 978-0-404-63314-1
Cloth $125.00


John G. Rudy, The Empty Link: Zen Meditative Harmonics and Intimations of Enlightenment in Pope’s Essay on Man and Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice
Jeffrey D. Burson, Buddhism as Caricature: China and the Legitimation of Natural Religion in the Enlightenment
Samara Anne Cahill, Madonella’s Other Convent: “Platonick” Ladies, Randy Rakes, and the “Mahometan” Paradise
Vera Jakoby, Under the Cape of Religions: Herder and Shamanism in the Eighteenth Century
Hans-Wilhelm Kelling, An Introduction to Ignaz Edler von Born and His Article “Concerning the Mysteries of the Egyptians”
Hans-Wilhelm Kelling, “Concerning the Mysteries of the Egyptians,” by J. v. B. M. v. St.
Beth K. Aracena, Global and Local Perspectives in Spanish and New World Performances of Calderón’s Four Parts of the World
David Eick, Basnage de Beauval’s “Reformation” of the Dictionnaire universel
Judith C. Mueller, “Conversing with Animal Forms of Wisdom”: Blake’s Visions of Eternity in Context
Robin Runia, “Oppressed with My Own Sensations”: The Histories of Some of the Penitents and Principled Piety
Mary Peace, Sentimentality in the Service of Methodism: John Wesley’s Abridgment of Henry Brooke’s The Fool of Quality (1765–1770)
Peter S. Forsaith, “A Dreadful Phenomenon at the Birches”: Grace, Nature, and Industry in the Ministry and Writings of John Fletcher of Madeley
Nathalie Zimpfer, Of Broomsticks, the “Moderns,” and Self-Expression

Mary Ann Lund. Melancholy, Medicine and Religion in Early Modern England: Reading The Anatomy of Melancholy. Reviewed by Samara Anne Cahill.
Stephen B. Dobranski. Milton in Context. Reviewed by Angela Eward-Mangione.
Patrick Tuite. Theatre of Crisis: The Performance of Power in the Kingdom of Ireland, 1662-1692. Reviewed by Dave McGinnis.
C. Scott Dixon, Dagmar Freist, and Mark Grass, eds. Living with Religious Diversity in Early Modern Europe. Reviewed by Michael McLaughlin.
Carol Stewart. The Eighteenth-Century Novel and the Secularization of Ethics. Reviewed by Mary Ann Rooks.
Noah Shusterman. Religion and the Politics of Time: Holidays in France from Louis XIV through Napoleon.Reviewed by Muriel Schmid.
William Gibson and Geordan Hammond, eds. Wesley and Methodist Studies, Vol. 3. Reviewed by Kathryn Stasio.


Volumes Available to Order
Volume ISBN-10 ISBN-13 Pub. Date Price
1 0-404-63311-0 978-0-404-63311-0 12/2009 $125.00
2 0-404-63312-9 978-0-404-63312-7 12/2010 $125.00
3 0-404-63313-7 978-0-404-63313-4 08/2012 $125.00
4 0-404-63314-5 978-0-404-63314-1 11/2013 $125.00

Category: Annuals