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The Decline of Natural Religion

Nicholas Hudson

in Samuel Johnson and Eighteenth-Century Thought

Published in print June 1990 | ISBN: 9780198112143
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670671 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112143.003.0003

Series: Oxford English Monographs

The Decline of Natural Religion

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This chapter discusses the term ‘deism’, which is often used without much attention to its strict meaning. Other sections in this chapter focus on the debate regarding God's being, attributes, and goodness, and finally the unique understanding of charity.

Keywords: deism; natural religion; God; charity

Chapter.  10894 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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