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Bayle, Jurieu, and the Dictionnaire Historique et Critique

Mara van der Lugt


This book presents a new study of Pierre Bayle’s Dictionnaire Historique et Critique (1696), with special reference to Bayle’s polemical engagement with the theologian Pierre Jurieu. While recent years have seen a surge of interest in Bayle, there is as yet no consensus on how to interpret Bayle’s ambiguous stance on reason and religion, and how to make sense of the Dictionnaire. This book aims to establish a new method for reading the Dictionnaire under a dual premise: first, that the work can only be rightly understood when placed within the immediate context of its production in the 1690s; ... More

Keywords: Pierre Bayle, Pierre Jurieu, Dictionnaire Historique et Critique, problem of evil, second editions, censorship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198769262
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769262.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mara van der Lugt, author
Early Career Fellow, Lichtenberg Kolleg Göttingen