The Levellers Religion, Political Philosophy, And Pamphleteering - Essay

Religion, Political Philosophy, And Pamphleteering

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))

D. B. Robertson (essay date 1951)

SOURCE: "Leveller Beliefs about God and Man: Doctrine of God, Doctrine of Man, Richard Overton, William Walwyn," in The Religious Foundations of Leveller Democracy, pp. 90-104. New York: King's Crown Press, 1951.

[In the following essay, Robertson examines the religious views collectively expressed by the Leveller leaders in the 1649 pamphlet A Manifestation, and the relationship between religious and political beliefs of the Levellers. Robertson also studies the way in which their individual views differ, especially on such topics as the idea of original sin.]

Doctrine of God


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