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Bledsoe, Albert Taylor 1809-1877

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Works: 97 works in 322 publications in 1 language and 5,394 library holdings
Genres: History  Controversial literature  Sources  Fiction  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E449, 326
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Most widely held works by Albert Taylor Bledsoe
An essay on liberty and slavery by Albert Taylor Bledsoe( Book )

49 editions published between 1856 and 2014 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In replying to the others, we are conscious that we have often used strong language; for which, however, we have no apology to offer. We have dealt with their arguments and positions rather than with their motives and characters. If, in pursuing this course, we have often spoken strongly, we merely beg the reader to consider whether we have not also spoken justly. We have certainly not spoken without provocation. For even these men--the very lights and ornaments of abolitionism--have seldom condescended to argue the great question of Liberty and Slavery with us as with equals. On the contrary, they habitually address us as if nothing but a purblind ignorance of the very first elements of moral science could shield our minds against the force of their irresistible arguments. In the overflowing exuberance of their philanthropy, they take pity of our most lamentable moral darkness, and graciously condescend to teach us the very A B C of ethical philosophy! Hence, if we have deemed it a duty to lay bare their pompous inanities, showing them to be no oracles, and to strip their pitiful sophisms of the guise of a profound philosophy, we trust that no impartial reader will take offence at such vindication of the South against her accusers and despisers"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Cotton is king, and pro-slavery arguments: comprising the writings of Hammond, Harper, Christy, Stringfellow, Hodge, Bledsoe, and Cartwright, on this important subject by E. N Elliott( Book )

28 editions published between 1860 and 2011 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is Davis a traitor; or, Was secession a constitutional right previous to the war of 1861? by Albert Taylor Bledsoe( Book )

24 editions published between 1866 and 2015 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sole object of this work is to discuss the right of secession with reference to the past; in order to vindicate the character of the South for loyalty, and to wipe off the charges of treason and rebellion from the names and memories of Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson, Albert Sydney Johnston, Robert E. Lee, and of all who have fought or suffered in the great war of coercion. Admitting, then, that the right of secession no longer exists; the present work aims to show, that, however those illustrious heroes may have been aspersed by the ignorance, the prejudices, and the passions of the hour, they were, nevertheless, perfectly loyal to truth, justice, and the Constitution of 1787 as it came from the hands of the fathers"--Preface
The Southern review( )

in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theodicy; or, Vindication of the divine glory, as manifested in the constitution and government of the moral world by Albert Taylor Bledsoe( Book )

38 editions published between 1853 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How, under the government of an infinitely perfect Being, evil could have proceeded from a creature of his own, has ever been regarded as the great difficulty pertaining to the intellectual system of the universe. It has never ceased to puzzle and perplex the human mind. Indeed, so great and so obstinate has it seemed, that it is usually supposed to lie beyond the reach of the human faculties. The supposed want of success attending the labours of the past, is, no doubt, the principal reason which has induced so many to abandon the problem of evil in despair, and even to accuse of presumption every speculation designed to shed light upon so great a mystery. But this reason, however specious and imposing at first view, will lose much of its apparent force upon a closer examination. The assertion is frequently made, that the moral government of the world is purposely left in obscurity and apparent confusion, in order to teach man a lesson of humility and submission, by showing him how weak and narrow is the human mind. We have not, however, been able to find any sufficient reason or foundation for such an opinion. The truth is, that the more clearly the majesty and glory of the divine perfections are displayed in the constitution and government of the world, the more clearly shall we see the greatness of God and the littleness of man. Everything truly great must transcend the powers of the human mind; and hence, if nothing were mysterious, there would be nothing worthy of our veneration and worship. It is mystery, indeed, which lends such unspeakable grandeur and variety to the scenery of the moral world. The construction of a theodicy is not an attempt to solve mysteries, but to dissipate absurdities." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
An examination of President Edwards' inquiry into the freedom of the will by Albert Taylor Bledsoe( Book )

23 editions published between 1845 and 2012 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1754, Johnathan Edwards, who became President of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton), published Freedom of the Will, in which he described his philosophy of moral necessity and the will. According to President Edwards, "by determining the will, if the phrase be used with any meaning, must be intended, causing that the act of the will should be thus, and not otherwise: and the will is said to be determined, when, in consequence of some action, or influence, its choice is directed to, and fixed upon a particular object. As when we speak of the determination of motion, we mean causing the motion of the body to be in such a direction, rather than another." In the present book, Albert Bledsoe refutes Edwards' philosophy by re-examining Edwards' definitions for such concepts as cause, volition, effect, liberty and necessity. Bledsoe concludes that Edwards' theory of freedom of the will contains circular reasoning and is invalid"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
The philosophy of mathematics, with special reference to the elements of geometry and the infinitesimal method by Albert Taylor Bledsoe( Book )

19 editions published between 1868 and 2010 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war between the states; or, Was secession a constitutional right previous to the war of 1861-65? by Albert Taylor Bledsoe( Book )

3 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man and woman, or, The law of honor applied to the solution of the problem, why are so many more women than men Christians? by Philip Slaughter( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theodicy, or, Vindication of the divine glory : as manifested in the constitution and government of the moral world by Albert Taylor Bledsoe( Book )

4 editions published in 1853 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Southern review( )

in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theodicy, or, Vindication of the divine glory : as manifested in the constitution and government of the moral world by Albert Taylor Bledsoe( Book )

8 editions published between 1853 and 2012 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How, under the government of an infinitely perfect Being, evil could have proceeded from a creature of his own, has ever been regarded as the great difficulty pertaining to the intellectual system of the universe. It has never ceased to puzzle and perplex the human mind. Indeed, so great and so obstinate has it seemed, that it is usually supposed to He beyond the reach of the human faculties. We shall, however, examine the grounds of this opinion, before we exchange the bright illusions of hope, if such indeed they be, for the gloomy forebodings of despair"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Is secession treason? by Albert Taylor Bledsoe( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a new, unabridged edition of Is Davis a traitor; or, Was secession a constitutional right previous to the war of 1861? By Albert Taylor Bledsoe, 1809-1877, originally published by the author in 1866" -- Library of Congress
Roebuck : a novel by Charles Wells Russell( Book )

2 editions published in 1868 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of the Civil War in Virginia from the Southern viewpoint
A theodicy, or, Vindication of the divine glory as manifested in the constitution and government of the moral world by Albert Taylor Bledsoe( Book )

3 editions published in 1864 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is Davis a traitor? by Albert Taylor Bledsoe( Book )

4 editions published between 1866 and 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three lectures on rational mechanics, or, the theory of motion by Albert Taylor Bledsoe( Book )

1 edition published in 1854 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief sketch of the rise and progress of astronomy : three lectures by Albert Taylor Bledsoe( Book )

3 editions published in 1854 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cotton is king by E. N Elliott( Book )

2 editions published in 1860 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mission of woman by Albert Taylor Bledsoe( Book )

3 editions published in 1913 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Albert Taylor Bledsoe American priest, mathematician and army officer

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