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Providence and the affective benefits of natural causality

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Stories of science as an engine of secularisation generally assume that scientific ideas and traditional religion are incompatible with each other, such that the advance of the former necessarily means the retreat of the latter. In certain versions of these stories, fear heightens the tension in the plot by accounting for why religion exists in the first place. This article looks at a range of early modern English thinkers, including Walter Charleton, John Spencer, and Joseph Glanvill, for wh...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1086/717118

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Sub department:
DJ MATERIALS; DX THEOLOGY AND RELIGION
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Author
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Journal:
Journal of Religion More from this journal
Volume:
102
Issue:
1
Pages:
27-46
Publication date:
2022-03-21
Acceptance date:
2020-12-01
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EISSN:
1549-6538
ISSN:
0022-4189
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1147485
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pubs:1147485
Deposit date:
2020-12-02

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