Essay on deism, [circa 1788].

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Essay on deism, [circa 1788].

Essay on deism, [circa 1788].

Manuscript, in a single hand, of a work of natural theology. The essay opens with detailed descriptions of animals and insects that are used to support an argument from design as proof of the existence of God. Authorities cited include John Ray, Hugh Blair, and William Derham. The author then demonstrates the necessity for the immortality of the soul, and concludes with a lengthy discussion of the rationality of religious belief, illustrated with quotations from classical authors and from the Bible.

1 v. (220 p.) ; 19 cm.

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Derham, W. (William), 1657-1735

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Epithet: Canon of Windsor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000355.0x0000a7 Epithet: Vicar of Upminster, and Canon of Windsor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000355.0x0000a9 Astronomer and natural philosopher. From the description of Papers, 1729-1732, to Ralph Palmer Esq. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35007...

Ray, John, 1627-1705

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Blair, Hugh, 1718-1800

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Dr. Hugh Blair was a Scottish author and minister. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1799. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 191213826 Blair was an English author and clergyman. From the description of Letter, ca. 1770. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81452383 ...