Cambridge Platonist Spirituality

At a time when religious conservatives claim a mandate and the best-selling Left Behind novels gleefully contemplate the destruction of all but a small remnant of humanity, the works of the Cambridge Platonists speak with particular resonance. These 17th-century rational theologians also lived in a remarkably fractious age. We can learn a great deal from their sober, reasonable and tolerant answers to the exclusivism and dogmatism of their time.

 

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