A 1987 study of two of Boston's leading social and religious thinkers in the mid-eighteenth century.A 1987 study of two of Boston's leading social and religious thinkers in the mid-eighteenth century.Read Less
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VG/VG, line highlighting and notes in margins. Gray cloth boards, gray and white checked DJ with red and black. XIV, 161 pp. Congregationalist ministers Charles Chauncy and Jonathan Mayhew were among the most influential social and religious thinkers in Boston in the mid-18th century. This study argues that Chauncy and Mayhew produced a complex but coherent body of ideas and that these ideas were organized closely and self-consciously around the principle of 'balance'. --jacket.
Religion & the Social Theories of Charles Chauncy & Jonathan Mayhew. Hardcover. Condition vg in dj. Argues that Chauncy & Mayhew produced a complex but coherent body of ideas, & that these ideas were organized closely & self-consciously around the principle of "balance". Concludes that although they believed that a cosmic principle of "balance" organized social & religious life, they believed as well that full philosophical comprehension of this principle was beyond human capability. In order to express their understanding of cosmic order, they appropriated the metaphor of the "great chain of being". This study illustrates the connections between their religious leadership & their political leadership, & clarifies our understanding of why they exercised a profound influence upon their contemporaries. 161pp. 11445.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England
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