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The Wars of Truth

Studies in the Decay of Christian Humanism in the Earlier Seventeenth Century

by Herschel C. Baker

Imprint: Wipf and Stock

402 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 x 0.80 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781597528900
  • Published: October 2006

$40.00 / £30.00 / AU$55.00

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With this book I bring to a close the studies begun in The 'Dignity of Man.' Since the present work is a thematic and chronological extension of, if not precisely a sequel to, its predecessor, a common title might have served for both; however, here my subject is the deterioration, or at least the radical mutation, of the idea whose development I earlier tried to trace. More specifically, I am here concerned with the traditional and the emerging concepts of 'truth'--theological, scientific, political, and other--whose collision generated such heat and even such light in the age of Milton. I have tried to describe, at least in broad terms, the meshing of those inherited and newly formulated values which in my judgment gives the period its peculiar poignancy and relevance for the modern world. Between the birth and death of Milton English thought underwent a transformation whose consequences we perhaps do not fully understand even now. Yet in attempting to seek out the origins of this transformation in the early Renaissance and to sketch its progress through the earlier seventeenth century I have sought to indicate the intellectual and emotional pressures which shaped men's conception of 'truth' and of their capacity to attain it, and to suggest some of the consequences for literature. --from the Preface
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