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By Helena Rosenblatt

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Professor Rosenblatt provides a learn of Benjamin Constant's highbrow improvement right into a founder of smooth liberalism, via a cautious research of his evolving perspectives on faith. Constant's lifestyles spanned the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, Napoleon's upward push and rule, and the Bourbon recovery. Rosenblatt analyzes Constant's key position in lots of of this era's heated debates over the function of faith in politics, and in doing so, exposes and addresses many misconceptions that experience lengthy reigned approximately consistent and his interval. particularly, Rosenblatt sheds gentle on Constant's significant, but much-neglected paintings, De l. a. faith. on condition that the position of faith is, once more, center-stage in our political, philosophical and old arenas, Liberal Values, initially released in 2008, constituted an immense revision of our realizing of the origins of recent liberalism.

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"...a very readable and illuminating account of Constant's evolving rules at the courting among politics and faith, church and kingdom, and liberal democracy and ethical values. A necessary addition to any assortment at the Enlightenment or political/religious liberty." --Choice

"Rosenblatt effectively excavates an unduly missed stratum of Constant's thought...the means during which battles over non secular principles and ethical guide served as focal issues within the political disputes of his time is brilliantly describes, and our figuring out of Constant's growth as a political philosopher is drastically more desirable. either books are beneficial and demanding contributions to the turning out to be literature on French liberalism." --Arthur Goldhammer, Harvard collage: Political concept booklet Reviews

"Tightly prepared round a number of imperative topics and drawing upon a big selection of basic and secondary resources, Rosenblatt's publication has an bold scope and time table. It combines textual research with a detailed interpretation of the suitable highbrow and historic context...The nice advantage of Helena Rosenblatt's erudite and insightful publication is that it sheds clean gentle on how consistent completed his target and the way he remained trustworthy to it to the very finish of his agitated and debatable life."
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26. Constant’s ‘‘The Spirit of Religions’’ 33 opinion and belief, and that such freedom was conducive to both intellectual and moral progress. 104 It is clear that Constant’s research on religion was done with one eye trained on France. During his stay in Germany, he followed with great interest the unfolding revolutionary events in France. He also appears to have kept himself well informed about French attitudes towards religion. 105 And in 1794, Constant wrote an essay on the National Convention’s decree on religion, passed on 18 Floreal Year II, instituting the cult of the Supreme Being.

13. P. Kohler, Madame de Stae¨l et la Suisse (Payot, 1916), p. 35; see also P. Cordey, ‘‘Madame de Stae¨l et les pre´dicants lausannois,’’ Cahiers stae¨liens, N S , 8 (1969), pp. 7–21; H. Perrochon, ‘‘Les sources suisses de la religion de Mme de Stae¨l,’’ in Madame de Stae¨l et l’Europe, Colloque de Coppet (Paris, 1970). Madame de Stae¨l 35 of pastors, while her mother, Suzanne Curchod, was the daughter of a pastor as well. As a result, Germaine was raised on the Bible, the catechism of Osterwald,109 and various books of piety carefully selected by her mother.

61 When he died in 1784, he was thus not only a well-known Parisian representative and spokesperson of all French Protestants, but also a distinguished historian and scholar of religion. Rabaut Saint-Etienne, who obviously shared his predecessor’s 59 61 M. de Beaufort, quoted by Kuhn, ‘‘La vie inte´rieure,’’ p. 66. ’’ Recounted by P. Schmidt, Court de Ge´belin a` Paris (1763–1784): Etude sur le protestantisme franc¸ais pendant la seconde moitie´ du XVIIIe sie`cle (St. Blaise, 1908). ’’63 No wonder, then, that the philosophes found his Protestantism so congenial.

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