NATURAL RELIGION INSUFFICIENT; AND REVEAL'D NECESSARY TO MAN'S HAPPINESS IN HIS PRESENT STATE; And particularly the Writings of the learn'd Lord Herbert, the great Patron of Deism, to wit, His Books de Veritate, de Religione Gentilium, and his Religio Laici, in so far as they assert Nature's Light able to conduct us to future Blessedness, are consider'd and fully answer'd. To which Treatise are annex'd several Essays upon other SubjectsOr, a Rational Enquiry into the Principles of the modern Deists. Wherein is largely discovered their utter Insufficiency to answer the great Ends of Religion, and the Weakness of their pleadings for the Sufficiency of Nature's Light to eternal Happiness

Edinburgh: Printed by the Heirs and Successors of Andrew Anderson, 1714. First edition. Hardcover. Original full calf; quarto; [8], 32, 232, 104, [2], 105-163 (but 164), 31 pp. (penultimate section with page 152 misnumbered 151 with error continued). Boards somewhat warped, joints cracked but cords holding, covers scuffed, contemporary ink notes and ownership inscriptions to endpapers, else a presentable copy - more venerable than decrepit. Good. Item #17291

Thomas Halyburton (1674-1712) was a Scottish divine of the Church of Scotland and Professor of Divinity at the University of St. Andrew. This, his first publshed work, is a concerted attack on the idea of natural religion as propounded by the Deists, particularly in the influential writings of Lord Edward Herbert (1581-1648). In four sections separately paginated.: Preface signed: Ja. Hog.; "Oratio inauguralis habita Andreapoli, .. " by Archibald Pitcairne with a separate titlepage. Separate title pages for: An Essay Concerning the Naure of Faith, or the Ground upon which Faith Assents to the Scriptures (and) A Modest Enquiry Whether Regeneration or Justification has the Precedency in Order of Nature. (ESTCT101442).

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