Reading Group: Locke’s Letter Concerning Toleration

The next meeting of Newcastle’s Early Modern Civil Religion reading group will take place on Monday 20th November, at 12 pm in Armstrong 1.28, and we will be reading John Locke’s Letter Concerning Toleration.

All very welcome to join us!

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Michael Hunter in Newcastle

On Wednesday 4th October, Professor Michael Hunter will be giving a seminar at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology entitled ‘The Deists and the Decline of Magic’, at 4 pm in Armstrong 1.05, as the guest of the Early Modern Civil Religion group, and the Ideas and Beliefs Research Strand.

On Thursday 5th October, at 10.30 am, in Armstrong 3.39, Professor Hunter will then lead a session of the EMCR reading group, in which we will discuss a text by Archibald Pitcairne: Michael Hunter, ‘Pitcairneana: An Atheist Text by Archibald Pitcairne’, The Historical Journal, 59.2 (2016), pp. 595-621.

All are very welcome to attend both events!

Please email if you have any questions.

Workshop: Registration Open

Registration is now open for the Early Modern Civil Religion Workshop, taking place at Newcastle University on Thursday 14th September 2017.  Speakers at this event will include Mark Goldie (Cambridge) and Luisa Simonutti (ISPF).  If you would like to attend, please email by Friday 8th September.  Please see the event’s dedicated page for further details.