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

by BUTLER, Joseph

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London: James, John and Paul Knapton, 1736. First Edition. full leather. Very good. “Religious Polemics” (PMM 193)
BUTLER, Joseph. 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. James, John and Paul Knapton, London, 1736. 1 leaf + TP + Dedication page + 1 leaf printed both sides = Advertisement + 2 leaves printed on three sides = Contents + i - x = Introduction + 11 - 320 + 2 full-sized leaves bound in with quotes and references handwritten on both sides + 1 leaf, Quarto.
First Edition. PMM 193

“Butler was deeply preoccupied with the prevalence of Deism … and he saw that this was a not unexpected outcome of the overthrow of traditional conceptions of the universe by Copernicus and the Cartesian preparation for the Newtonian concept of the rule of law [in Nature]. Although not explicit, it was to combat this trend that Butler wrote the Analogy; … It is, indeed, one of the bulwarks of Christian apologetics. 

Butler's was an empirical approach, similar to Hume's, but he held that philosophic scepticism should not entail religious scepticism. Assuming, as the deists were prepared to, that God is the author of nature, there are no contradictions, obscurities or improbabilities in religious doctrine different in kind from those encountered in science. Thus the religious order and the scientific order are similar in nature, and both show the working of the Supreme Creator” (PMM).

PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 193

CONDITION: Very good in contemporary full-leather boards. Spine with restorations along hinges and minor loss to head of spine at hinge. Author and title in gilt on burgundy panel along spine. Bookplates to front paste down and free endpaper with library stamps indicating withdrawn. Small closed tear on page 199, not affecting text. Pages remarkably bright and clean.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
The Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed, to the Constitution and Course of Nature.
Author
BUTLER, Joseph
Format/binding
Full leather
Book condition
Used - Very good
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1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
James, John and Paul Knapton
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1736
Keywords
PMM, religion, philosophy, ethics

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