Calvin Meets Voltaire

Author(s): 
McNutt, Jennifer Powell
ISBN: 
9781409424413
Date published: 
February 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£70.00

Eighteenth-century Geneva offers a fascinating glimpse into the encounter between the Reformation and the Enlightenment in the figurative meeting of Calvin and Voltaire. This research supports a revisionist understanding of religion and the Enlightenment, moves beyond a simplistic paradigm of “decline” and secularization, and highlights how Geneva’s French connection ultimately uprooted a society still largely committed to its Protestant-Reformation origins.