Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Thomas Hobbes
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Thomas Hobbes, often called Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, was born on 5 April 1588 in Westport, a parish in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. Members of the Hobbes family had held civic office. His father, Thomas Hobbes, a poorly-paid curate, was later excommunicated due to his behaviour, after which he abandoned the family and died in obscurity. A childless uncle took an interest …

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Bennett, Clinton, “Thomas Hobbes”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 14 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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