Discourse Concerning the Being and Attributes of God, the Obligations of Natural Religion, and the Truth and Certainty of the Christian Revelatio

by Samuel Clarke


Samuel Clarke not only worked alongside Isaac Newton as a mathematician and physicist, but he also gave several important lectures in the field of philosophical theology. A Discourse Concerning the Being and Attributes of God argues for God’s existence in a similar fashion that one would argue for a mathematical principle. Scottish philosopher David Hume would later criticize Clarke’s argument and general approach to theological discourse. Although Hume’s critique is better known, Clarke’s original writing provides the reader a direct view into the theologian’s mind rather than through the filter of Hume’s commentary.

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Born: October 11, 1675
Died: May 17, 1729
Related topics: Early works, Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm,--Freiherr von,--1646-1716, Collection of papers which passed between the late Mr. Leibniz and Dr. Clarke in the years 1715 and 1716 (Clarke, Samuel), History, Clarke, Samuel,--1675-1729, …
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