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Essay on deism, [circa 1788].

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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Hugh Blair; W Derham; John Ray; Hugh Blair; W Derham; John Ray
Document Type: Archival Material
OCLC Number: 702201725
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title on front flyleaf: Notes.
Watermark may be Haewood 1561 or 2755.
Binding: contemporary half sheep over marbled boards.
Description: 1 v. (220 p.) ; 19 cm.

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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.

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