8. Is Protestantism the Source of Modern Freedoms?

  • Valentine Zuber École Pratique des Hautes Études, PSL

Abstract

Following the upheaval of the French Revolution, there were violently divergent ideological-religious interpretations of French history in the intellectual sphere. It seems necessary to set out the main theological-political theories that never stopped wondering about the ideological origins of Human Rights and explore the deep conviction of many French historians who, at the end of the 19th century, still professed the eminent superiority of the Republican and liberal political structure that had been inherited from political Protestantism.

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Published
2018-08-11