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The programme outlines the reaction of 18th century clergy to Gibbon's Chapters 15 and 16 - on Christianity.
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Module code and title: A204, The Enlightenment
Item code: A204; 11
Recording date: 1979-03-15
First transmission date: 29-04-1980
Published: 1980
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Duration: 00:18:15
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Producer: Helen Rapp
Contributors: Toni Lentin; John Savident; David Strong; peter Woodthorpe
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): 18th Century Clergy; Anglican Clergy; Contemporary Writings
Footage description: The Anglican clergy were outraged by what they thought was an attack on their Religion. The Scottish response was more moderate. Dr. Tony Lentin suggests that the Anglican clergy, in taking up their pens in defence of Religion, were inspired by temporal as well as spiritual motives and that their attack on Gibbon could, and did, lead to preferment, or promotion. The programme is based on contemporary writings.
Master spool number: TLN11950H820
Production number: TLN11950H820
Available to public: no