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Joseph Butler (1692—1752) moral philosopher and theologian

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J. Butler's famous book seeks to show both that Christianity is not unreasonable and that both Natural and Revealed Religion are positively reasonable. He argues that various objections to particular religious beliefs are not decisive, since similar objections can be raised with respect to non-religious beliefs concerning nature. The balance of probability points to the truth of both Natural and Revealed Religion whose propositions are of practical importance.

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