1683 1ed Julian the Apostate George Hickes Jovian Answer to Samuel Johnson ROME

HICKES, George

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In 1682, English scholar George Hickes gave a sermon entitled ‘A Discourse of the Sovereign Power’ – a work which asked the question who had ultimate power in a society. It provoked those who claimed to be in power and ‘empowered’ those who felt they were owed freedom and suffrage. (Ashcraft). This work, however, not only inspired those with and without power, but those that felt the need to respond with literary attacks of their own.

 

English political writer Samuel Johnson wrote a pamphlet, ‘Julian the Apostate’, the same year criticizing Hickes’ ‘Discourse’. Curiously, Johnson used that opportunity to attack James, Duke of York as well. Like many political and religious debates of the 17th-century, this battle was fought over numerous published works. The final bout in this line was Hickes’s response to Johnson entitled ‘Jovian, an Answer to Julian the Apostate’. Hickes clearly stated that the Christians during the Roman Empire appropriately practiced passive obedience.

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1683 1ed Julian the Apostate George Hickes Jovian Answer to Samuel Johnson ROME

 

In 1682, English scholar George Hickes gave a sermon entitled ‘A Discourse of the Sovereign Power’ – a work which asked the question who had ultimate power in a society. It provoked those who claimed to be in power and ‘empowered’ those who felt they were owed freedom and suffrage. (Ashcraft). This work, however, not only inspired those with and without power, but those that felt the need to respond with literary attacks of their own.

 

English political writer Samuel Johnson wrote a pamphlet, ‘Julian the Apostate’, the same year criticizing Hickes’ ‘Discourse’. Curiously, Johnson used that opportunity to attack James, Duke of York as well. Like many political and religious debates of the 17th-century, this battle was fought over numerous published works. The final bout in this line was Hickes’s response to Johnson entitled ‘Jovian, an Answer to Julian the Apostate’. Hickes clearly stated that the Christians during the Roman Empire appropriately practiced passive obedience.

 

Item number: #11799

Price: $550

 

HICKES, George

 

Jovian. Or, An Answer to Julian the Apostate

 

London: Sam. Roycroft, for Walter Kettilby, 1683. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [80], 300, [4]
    • 2 Folding tables
  • References: Wing H 1853; Richard Ashcraft, Revolutionary Politics, p.236
  • Note on edition:
    • First edition, with no mention of ‘second edition more correct’
    • Variant first edition with Samuel abbreviated to ‘Sam’ on title page.
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; secure
  • Size: ~7in X 4.5in (18cm x 12cm)

 

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11799

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Religion

Authors

HICKES, George

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete