The Analogy of Religion Natural and Revealed, to the Constitution and Course of Nature. To which ... The Analogy of Religion Natural and Revealed, to the Constitution and Course of Nature. To which ... The Analogy of Religion Natural and Revealed, to the Constitution and Course of Nature. To which ...

The Analogy of Religion Natural and Revealed, to the Constitution and Course of Nature. To which are added, Two Brief Dissertations: I. Of Personal Identity. II. Of the Nature of Virtue

Butler, Joseph

Published by Printed for John Beecroft and Robert Horsfield, London, 1771
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8vo. xvi, 467 pp. Full leather binding with spine that has been expertly rebacked with binder's tape. Title handwritten in white ink on spine. Heavy scuffing to leather. Ex Libris Alfred Gottschalk, the first Dean of Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles. Pencil markings on title page and marginally throughout. Book is in overall good condition. The author, Joseph Butler (1692 - 1752) was an English bishop, theologian, apologist, and philosopher. In 1736 he was made the head chaplain of King George II's wife Caroline, on the advice of Lancelot Blackburne. In 1738 he was appointed bishop of Bristol. This is a copy of his most famous and influential work, which is an important work of Christian apologetics in the history of the controversies over Deism. Butler's apologetic concentrated on "the general analogy between the principles of divine government, as set forth by the biblical revelation, and those observable in the course of nature, [an analogy which] leads us to the warrantable conclusion that there is one Author of both." ("Butler, Joseph." Encyclopedia Britannica, 1911 ed.) Butler's arguments combined a cumulative case for faith using probabilistic reasoning to persuade Deists and others to reconsider orthodox faith. Aspects of his apologetic reasoning are reflected in the writings of twentieth century Christian apologists such as C. S. Lewis and John Warwick Montgomery. (source: Public Domain). Bookseller Inventory # 20675

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Title: The Analogy of Religion Natural and Revealed...

Publisher: Printed for John Beecroft and Robert Horsfield, London

Publication Date: 1771

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: Sixth Edition

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