Religion in the Age of Enlightenment

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Preface, Religion in the Age of Enlightenment


As the editor of an academic annual, I have the pleasure of interacting with scholars from across the United States and the world. While most of these interactions take place via e-mail, I feel as if I get to know RAE's contributors, in addition to their work, as I take a manuscript from submission to publication. Of course, some interactions are more personal than others. This was particularly true of my email exchanges with Adrianne Wadewitz, who died in a rock-climbing accident during the production of this volume. I am pleased to include her excellent essay on the ways eighteenth-century writers of children's literature encouraged their young readers "to develop a specifically Christian subjectivity." I dedicate this volume to her and her loved ones who will miss her most.