By Michael Heyd
"Be Sober and moderate" offers with the theological and clinical critique of enthusiasm within the 17th and early eighteenth centuries, and with the connection among enthusiasm and the hot usual philosophy in that interval. Enthusiasm at the moment was once a label ascribed to numerous participants and teams who claimed to have direct divine thought prophets, millenarists, alchemists, but additionally experimental philosophers, or even philosophers like Descartes. The publication makes an attempt to mix the views of highbrow background, Church background, background of drugs, and heritage of technology, in analysing a few of the reactions to enthusiasm. The important thesis of the publication is that the response to enthusiasm, particularly within the Protestant international, may supply one very important key to the origins of the Enlightenment, and to the techniques of secularization of ecu consciousness."