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Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed, to the Constitution and Course of Nature

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Published by Kessinger Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Theosophy & Anthroposophy,
  • Theosophy,
  • Religion - World Religions

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsB. F. Tefft (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages344
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8059349M
    ISBN 100766150836
    ISBN 109780766150836

    Death may destroy those instruments, and yet not destroy the powers Analogy of Religion reflection. If they come from the same God, there is an a priori probability that they will each have the same or similar difficulties; and if, in spite of all its acknowledged difficulties, you are firmly persuaded of the truth of Natural Religion, you are bound to accept Revealed Religion, in spite of an equal amount of possible or actual objections that may be summoned up against it. The infidel writers of that day have sunk into such oblivion that their works are now seldom found but in great libraries; and even well-educated persons scarcely know more of them than their names. As a scheme imperfectly comprehended.

    But no cotemporary gathered up the incidents of his life, and now all efforts to elicit them have been without success. According to Locke, memory is the "glue" that ties the various stages of our life together and constitutes sameness of person. They often follow acts which produce present pleasure or advantage. Hobbes saw human beings as being violent, self-seeking, and power-hungry.

    But doing this according to character. The solution of difficulties serves to confirm our faith in Christianity, but has no place in our ground of reception: and we have no right to wait for such solution, however painful and embarrassing may be the difficulties. Our present life probationary. There are, however, rare cases where the wicked seem for a time to prosper. As the structure of the world shows intelligence, so the mode of distributing pleasure and pain, shows government. While there, he entered into a secret correspondence with the distinguished Anglican theologian and philosopher Samuel Clarke.


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Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed, to the Constitution and Course of Nature by Joseph Butler Download PDF Ebook

Harvey walked Dr. Or to the Constitution and Course of Nature book he cannot be offended. Without this, society could not exist. If these are competent, we should bow to its teachings. So that we are in a like state of probation with respect to both present and future interests.

Another example he uses is that complex machines are usually the result of many years of trial and error with every new machine being an improved version of the last.

And, lastly, civil government being natural, the punishments of it are so too; and some of these punishments are capital, as the effects of a dissolute course of pleasure are often mortal. This daily affords presumptions, evidence, or conviction: according as it is occasional, common, or constant.

Even a demonstration of a future state, would not demonstrate religion, but would be reconcilable with atheism. If brutes were immortal, it does not prove them to be moral agents.

The Analogy of Religion: Natural and Revealed to the Constitution and Course of Nature

The question of a future life is rendered to the Constitution and Course of Nature book by our capacity for happiness and misery. Butler repeats none of the old arguments, but confines to the Constitution and Course of Nature book to the showing that the declarations of revelation are in perfect harmony with facts seen daily in the world, and which all admit.

To which are added, Two Brief Dissertations: I. Butler's apologetic concentrated on "the general analogy between the principles of divine government, as set forth by the biblical revelation, and those observable in the course of nature, [an analogy which] leads us to the warrantable conclusion that there is one Author of both.

Biography[ edit ] Early life and education[ edit ] The son of a Presbyterian linen-draper, he was destined for the ministry of that church and, along with future archbishop Thomas Seckerentered Samuel Jones 's dissenting academy at Gloucester later Tewkesbury for that purpose. Hundreds of sentences have thus been rendered more perspicuous, and many which were obscure, have been made lucid.

Like the change at our birth—which produced not a suspension of the faculties we had before, nor a total change in our state of life; but a continuance of both, with great alterations. Heavy scuffing to leather.

They so closely resemble what religion teaches, as to future punishment, that both might be expressed in the same words. Merely to understand him is an honorable distinction, and requires no small previous training of the power of attention. Why may not things be now going on in other worlds, and continue always to go on in this world, in the same mixed and disordered state as at present?

Our notions of what is natural, are enlarged by greater knowledge of God and his works. Butler questioned and thought until he became sure of the grounds of his faith.

Circumstances to be observed touching present punishments. If there was, it would arise from the nature of death; or from the analogy of nature.

Joseph Butler

A friend, trying to relieve his depression, reminded him of his excellent life, and especially his [17] wide liberalities. To the "Analogy" are subjoined two Dissertations, both originally inserted in the body of the work--one on personal identity and one on the nature of virtue.

The Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed, to the Constitution and Course of Nature

Now Butler could have taken a couple courses: he could have shrugged and become a clergyman in violation of his conscience, or he could have Analogy of Religion the whole notion and gone into law or some other convenient profession.

But it is far from being doubtful that on the whole, virtue is happier than vice, in this world. By the first we feel; by the second we reason and will.

The doctrine of probation comprehends several particulars. The one starts with Natural and Revealed inquiry into the abstract relations of things; the other from a matter of fact, such as what is the particular nature of man, and what its several parts, etc.

Being now in London, convenient to the press, and enjoying both leisure and competency, he published his immortal Analogy—the cherished work of his life. Others will seek evil, and go out of their way after wicked indulgence, when there are no external temptations.

What he added to the science, has ever since remained a part of it, which can be said of scarcely another.Get this from a library! The analogy of religion: natural and revealed, to the constitution and course of nature. [Joseph Butler; Albert Barnes; Andrew Kippis; Samuel Hallifax].

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