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Human Nature and Other Sermons

By: Joseph Butler
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Human Nature, and Other Sermons" is a sermon collection by Joseph Butler, an 18th-century English theologian and philosopher. The book is an excellent collection of Butler's moral and theological insights, addressing significant issues of human nature, ethics, and religious thought. Butler digs into the moral and ethical components of human existence in this work, that examines the intricacies of human nature. He argues that people have an innate moral awareness that guides them toward virtue and ethical decision-making. Butler's sermons examine the idea of conscience, its role in impacting how people act, and its compatibility with Christian ideals. The sermons in this collection also address bigger theological issues, such as divine providence, the essence of God, and the compatibility of reason and faith. Butler's literature displays his belief in the compatibility of human reason and religious belief, pushing for a rational and considered approach to religious problems. The intellectual depth and moral clarity of "Human Nature, and Other Sermons" are lauded. Butler's work influenced moral philosophy and Christian theology, and it is still studied and praised for its ongoing relevance in questions of ethics, human nature, and the link between reason and faith.

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Joseph Butler

Joseph Butler (May 18, 1692 – June 16, 1752) was an English Anglican bishop, theologian, apologist, and philosopher born in Wantage, Berkshire (now Oxfordshire). He is well-known for his attacks of Deism, Thomas Hobbes' egoism, and John Locke's personal identity theory. Butler inspired a wide range of philosophers and religious thinkers, including David Hume, Thomas Reid, Adam Smith, Henry Sidgwick, John Henry Newman, and C. D. Broad, and is often regarded as "one of the pre-eminent English moralists." He had a significant, if underappreciated, influence on the development of 18th-century economic language, inspiring the Dean of Gloucester and political economist Josiah Tucker. Butler was born on the 18th of May, 1692. Butler, the son of a Presbyterian linen draper, was meant for the ministry of that church and enrolled in Samuel Jones's dissenting seminary at Gloucester (later Tewkesbury) for that purpose, along with future archbishop Thomas Secker. He started a covert connection with Anglican theologian and philosopher Samuel Clarke there. He opted to join the Church of England in 1714 and enrolled in Oriel College, Oxford, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1718 and was declared a Doctor of Civil Law on December 8, 1733.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 108Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359321141
  • ISBN-13:9789359321141
  • Item Weight: 162g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 6.39mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Religion / Ethics