Dolet, &c. For a time her influence with her brother, to whom she was entirely devoted, and whom she visited when he was imprisoned in Spain, was effectual, but latterly political rather than religious considerations made him discourage Lutheranism, and a fierce persecution was begun against both Protestants and freethinkers, a persecution which drove Des Periers to suicide and brought Dolet to the stake.
Dram-drinking was spreading like an epidemic. Freethinkers' clubs flourished.
His writings are important as gathering together the results of previous English Freethinkers.
Six years later appeared his chief work, A Discourse of Freethinking, occasioned by the Rise and Growth of a Sect called Freethinkers (1713).
His services were much frequented by the "freethinkers," and he himself expressed his determination "to die a rational."
In particular he persecuted mercilessly the Manichaeans and all kinds of freethinkers.
The Analogy was written to counteract the practical mischief which he considered wrought by deists and other freethinkers, and the Sermons lay a good deal of stress on everyday Christian duties.
Lechler's Geschichte des englischen Deismus (1841); Isaac Disraeli's Calamities of Authors (new ed., 1881); article on "The English Freethinkers" in Theological Review, No.
He sincerely believed that the ultimate purpose of freethinkers was to escape from moral restraints, and he had an unreasoning antipathy to Scotch Presbyterians and English Dissenters.
4to); Rettung der gottlichen Offenbarung, &c., Defence of Divine Revelation against Freethinkers (ibid., 1747, in 4to); Introductio in analysin infinitorum (Lausanne, 1748, in 2 vols.
It should be remembered that many western intellectuals, including atheist freethinkers like Bertrand Russell, were originally very optimistic about the Soviet revolution.
The authorities attempted to obstruct the activities of Bradlaugh and other freethinkers.
During the 1860s, Bradlaugh published a series of pamphlets on politics and religion becoming one of Britain ' s leading freethinkers.
I have come to my present position as a result of decades of debate with fellow freethinkers.
On the other hand, the ethical optimism of Shaftesbury, rather broadly impressive than exactly reasoned, and connected as it was with a natural theology that implied the Christian scheme to be superfluous, challenged attack equally from orthodox divines and from cynical freethinkers.
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