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Religious scepticism : contemporary responses to Gibbon

Author: David Womersley
Publisher: Bristol, England ; Dulles, Va. : Thoemmes Press, 1997.
Series: Key issues (Bristol, England), 15.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On the publication of the first volume of "The Decline and Fall" in 1776, there arose a controversy which became broader than a dispute about an individual writer. This is a selection of the writings  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Religious scepticism.
Bristol, England ; Dulles, Va. : Thoemmes Press, 1997
(OCoLC)649190509
Named Person: Edward Gibbon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Womersley
ISBN: 1855065096 9781855065093 185506510X 9781855065109
OCLC Number: 37851758
Description: xxiii, 255 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / by David Womersley --
Remarks on the two last chapters of Mr. Gibbon's history (1776) / by James Chelsum --
An apology for Christianity, in a series of letters addressed to Edward Gibbon, esq. (1776) / by Richard Watson --
A reply to the reasonings of Mr. Gibbon (1778) / by Smyth Loftus --
An examination of the fifteenth and sixteenth chapters of Mr. Gibbon's history (1778) / by Henry Edwards Davis --
Gibbon's account of Christianity considered (1781) / by Joseph Miner --
An history of the corruptions of Christianity / by Joseph Priestley --
Bampton lectures, Sermon III (1784) / by Joseph White.
Series Title: Key issues (Bristol, England), 15.
Responsibility: edited and introduced by David Womersley.
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