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Edward Herbert

(1583—1648) diplomat and philosopher


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(1582–1648),

first Lord Herbert of Cherbury; philosopher and poet. He held that the essence of religion lay in five innate ideas: that there is a God; that He ought to be worshipped; that virtue is the chief element in this worship; that repentance for sin is a duty; and that there is another life of rewards and punishments. He was a forerunner of the English Deists.

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