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Considerations on the Theory of Religion: in Three Parts. I. Want of Universality in Natural and Reveal'd Religion No Just Objection Against Either II. The Scheme of Divine Providence with Regard to the Time and Manner of the Several Dispensations of Reveal'd Religion, More Especially the Christian III. The Progress of Natural Religion and Science, or the Continual Improvement of the World in General. To Which are Added, Two Discoursed; the Former, on the Life and Character of Christ; the Latter, on the Benefit Procured by His Death, in Regard to Our Mortality. With an Appendix, Concerning the Use of the Word Soul in Holy Scripture; and the State of the Dead There Described.

By Edmund Law

1765

J. Bentham : Cambridge

8.5" by 5.5"

xv, [3pp], 429pp, [38pp]

 

 

 

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An interesting work looking at religion, analysing the progress and growth of religion throughout history, written by the priest Edmund Law.

A very scarce work. The fifth edition of this work. 'Considerations on the Theory of Religion' is an interesting analysis of religion, with the idea that the human race is and has been progressing in religion at the same rate of progress as other knowledge. The author also worked under the idea that arts, sciences, and religion, all assisted each other in their growth over time. Edmund Law was a priest in the Church of England, as well as being the Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge, and a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. Edmund was an ardent disciple of the philosopher John Locke, who was one of the most influential thinkers of the Enlightenment.

CONDITION

In the original full calf binding. Externally, generally smart, with some light marking to the boards, being heavier to the rear board. Joints are starting but firm, which has resulted in a little leather to the boards to be lifting. A little loss to the head of the spine. Hinges are strained. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with scattered spots and marks, focused mostly to the first and last few pages.

Overall Condition: Good

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