Samuel John Tunnicliffe

PhD candidate
Currently completing a PhD in intellectual history, which focuses on developments within puritan political and ecclesiastical thought between 1641-1705. I aim to chart the rise of religious toleration amongst English presbyterians as a factor of ecclesiological shifts undergone during the period following the Civil War, the Great Ejection, and the Act of Toleration. Before this, I completed a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Political Philosophy (on the idea of toleration) at the University of York, before becoming a teacher at a secondary school and sixth form college in York for five years.
17th Century philosophy (Spinoza, Leibniz)

Developments within Calvinist thought

History of puritanism


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