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Alison Lewis

1920s, with which Döblin was only too familiar from working with social welfare patients. Döblin develops a distinctive aesthetics of empathy for the ‘small man’ in this work, which was to augur well for the novel’s positive critical reception at the time and in later years. A pivotal stage in the development of the writer’s avowed sympathies for the lower middle classes – which he shared with contemporaries like Kästner and Brecht but not with Musil or Mann – is a far less well known work, from 1924, Die beiden Freundinnen und ihr Giftmord (Two Girlfriends Commit

in A history of the case study
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The reception of Christianity not mysterious, 1696–1702
Justin Champion

dissent which was almost more significant than the intellectual or theological propositions advanced by Toland in Christianity not mysterious. Christianity not mysterious has traditionally been understood as part of the ongoing debate about the nature of the Trinity that convulsed theological discourse in the 1690s.54 In particular the relationship between Christianity not mysterious and John Locke’s The Reasonableness of Christianity (1695) and the critical reception of the latter work within an anti-Trinitarian context, has meant that historiography has commonly seen

in Republican learning
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Imposters, legislators and civil religion
Justin Champion

whether they merely took the opportunity of exploiting Toland’s work available in the same library. By 1719 Toland’s reputation in relation to his account of Moses had already been compromised by the critical reception of Origines Judaicae. Given the careful attention paid by all the participants to covering up the historical origins and authorship of the Traité, 182 MUP/Champion_08_Ch7 182 27/2/03, 10:24 am Respublica mosaica inclusion of such an easily recognisable extract would have prompted much finger pointing from Christian critics. What Toland was trying to

in Republican learning
David Hume’s History of England
Ben Dew

were established. Equally, however, as foundational values, these patterns of opinion played a fundamental role in holding up the commercial edifice on which English prosperity was based. As a consequence, his account provided both a powerful demonstration of the need to preserve England’s commercial foundations, and a warning regarding the consequences – essentially a return to the barbarism of the early medieval period – of not heeding history’s lessons. 6. Revisions to the History of England While Hume was initially disappointed both by the critical reception and

in Commerce, finance and statecraft