Dossier (continued; Part 2): De veritate religionis christianae
Grotiana , Volume 35 - Issue 1 p. 1- 18
This introduction to the papers of the 2011 conference in Potsdam on De veritate aims to put the reception of the work during the (early) Enlightenment into perspective, while introducing the several articles and their distinctive takes on Grotius and his theology. The importance of early-modern apologetics, its relations to natural theology, to rationalism and Deism, as well as to the changing self-image of Calvinism, are discussed. De veritate has been - and maybe still is - a mirror to reflect important issues of Enlightenment and religion.