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Ed. Graham Gargett, Antonio Gurrado et al.
Un chrétien contre six Juifs and the Histoire de l’établissement du christianisme, along with La Bible enfin expliquée (OCV, vol.79A), are Voltaire’s last great works dealing with religion. In them he aims at the final destruction of l’Infâme as represented in characters from the Old Testament, Christian superstition, and religious intolerance. Voltaire had fought regularly against all these in the years after 1761. What distinguishes this latest production is the comprehensive quality of his enterprise and the shared outlook in promoting the ideal of deism.
Ed. Simon Davies et al.
1763-1764 shows a relentlessly satirical Voltaire, whether he is goading the Le Franc de Pompignan brothers (Writings on Jean-Jacques Le Franc de Pompignan, Instruction pastorale de l’humble évêque d’Alétopolis, and Letters from a quaker), or mocking Omer de Fleury for his stance on inoculation (Omer de Fleury étant entré, ont dit). In Voltaire and the tithes of Ferney there is further evidence of his continued involvement with local and national politics on the subject of taxes, while simultaneously penning one of his early essays in biblical criticism, his Catéchisme de l’honnête homme.