Letters Concerning An English Nation

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Conversations of the West: Antiquity and the Enlightenment November 28, 2005 11:00-12:15 TA Menachem Session 18 Voltaire – Letters Concerning the English Nation Voltaire’s “Letters Concerning the English Nation” was a very educational book to read, not only because it talked about Voltaire’s views of the English, but also because his views of the religions gave a lot of insight to each individual religion he talked about. Voltaire’s first four chapters on the Quakers were my favorite part to read in “Letters Concerning the English Nation”. There was a lot about the Quakers that I never knew until I read this. Voltaire starts out his “Letters” with the four chapters on the Quakers. The Quakers seemed to have done practices that were what Jesus would have wanted his followers to do. The first Quaker that Voltaire visited explained to him that Quakers didn’t get baptized because it wasn’t a Christian tradition, but actually a Jewish tradition. “Christ indeed was baptized by John, but he himself never baptized any one. We are the
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This essay was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course CONWEST 101 taught by Professor Arcilla during the Fall '08 term at NYU.

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