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Butler, Joseph 1692-1752

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Works: 719 works in 3,178 publications in 4 languages and 23,928 library holdings
Genres: History  Sermons  Academic theses  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Apologetic writings 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator
Classifications: BT1100, 239
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The analogy of religion, natural and revealed, to the constitution and course of nature : to which are added, two brief dissertations: on personal identity, and on the nature of virtue ; and fifteen sermons by Joseph Butler( Book )

166 editions published between 1736 and 2003 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The object of the "Analogy" is not to prove the truth of Revealed Religion, but confirm it, by showing that there is no greater difficulty in the way of believing the Religion of Revelation, than in believing the Religion of Nature; and, consequently, that no one who does not reject Natural Religion can consistently reject Revelation on the score of insufficient proof. Its argument is, "If, in spite of all difficulties, you believe the one, you must, in common fairness, and to be consistent, believe the other. 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." As the religious system of Bishop Butler is to he gathered from his "Analogy of Natural and Revealed Religion," so his moral system is to be found in his "Fifteen Sermons upon Human Nature, or Man considered as a Moral Agent." There are two ways of treating the subject of morals. The one starts with an 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., and then from these facts goes on to determine what course of life it is which corresponds to his whole nature. The former is the best formal proof; the latter is more readily understood by most men, and peculiarly suited to satisfy a fair mind. Butler adopts, chiefly, this latter course. 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." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The analogy of religion, natural and revealed, to the constitution and course of nature by Joseph Butler( )

93 editions published between 1736 and 2011 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The introductory essay by Albert Barnes "was originally prepared as a Review of Butler's Analogy, for the Quarterly Christian Spectator, and appeared in that work in the numbers for Decembers, 1830, and March, 1831. With some slight alterations and additions, it is now reprinted as an introductory Essay to this Edition of the Analogy."
The analogy of religion natural and revealed, to the constitution and course of nature. : To which are added, two brief dissertations: I. Of personal identity. II. Of the nature of virtue. by Joseph Butler( )

77 editions published between 1736 and 2009 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is come, I know not how, to be taken for granted, by many persons, that Christianity is not so much as a Subject of Inquiry; but that it is, now at length, discovered to be fictitious. And accordingly they treat it, as if, in the present age, this were an agreed point, among all people of discernment; and nothing remained, but to set it up as a principal subject of mirth and ridicule, as it were by way of reprisals, for its having so long interrupted the pleasures of the world. On the contrary, thus much, at least, will be here found, not taken for granted, but proved, that any reasonable man, who will thoroughly consider the matter, may be as much assured, as he is of his own being, that it is not, however, so clear a case, that there is nothing in it. There is, rather, strong evidence of its truth; but it is certain no one can, upon principles of reason, be satisfied of the contrary. In simple terms, this treatise will explore the analogy of religion, natural and revealed, to the constitution and course of nature. Additionally, two brief dissertations are included, which address the notion of personal identity and the nature of virtue"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
The analogy of religion by Joseph Butler( Book )

64 editions published between 1736 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The analogy of religion, natural & revealed by Joseph Butler( Book )

50 editions published between 1736 and 2011 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Bishop Butler by Joseph Butler( )

11 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of Bishop Joseph Butler's [1692-1752] complete works is the first newly edited version to appear in a century, and is the only one to include a single, analytic index to the whole works. The editor's introduction presents Butler's ethics and philosophy of religion as a single, comprehensive system of pastoral philosophy and surveys the vast influence Butler exerted, especially in the nineteenth century.<BR><BR> Included here are all fifteen published sermons from Butler's tenure as Preacher at the Rolls Chapel, the only sermons in English routinely studied by secular ethicists to this day; six additional sermons on the great public institutions; his Charge to the Clergy at Durham, controversial in its day for its defense of external religion; his youthful letters sent anonymously to Samuel Clarke, and the complete text of his Analogy of Religion, an apologetic tour de force, including the famous introduction on probability as the guide to life, the analogical defense of immortality, free will and the moral order of nature, as well as his famous rebuttal of deism and his dissertations on virtue and on personal identify.<BR> Butler's work is among the monuments of classical Anglican theology. He is a major source for work in ethical theory and philosophy of religion, as well as for the background of Victorian literature.<BR><BR> David E. White teaches philosophy at St. John Fisher College and is an officer in the New York State Philosophical Association
The analogy of religion, to the constitution and course of nature. To which are added two brief dissertations: I. On personal identity.--II. On the nature of virtue by Joseph Butler( )

48 editions published between 1851 and 2010 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The design of the following treatise will be to show, that the several parts principally objected against in this moral and Christian dispensation, including its scheme, its publication, and the proof which God has afforded us of its truth; that the particular parts principally objected against in this whole dispensation, are analogous to what is experienced in the constitution and course of nature or Providence; that the chief objections themselves which are alleged against the former, are no other than what may he alleged with like justness against the latter, where they are found in fact to be inconclusive; and that this argument from analogy is in general unanswerable, and undoubtedly of weight on the side of religion, notwithstanding the objections which may seem to lie against it, and the real ground which there may be for difference of opinion, as to the particular degree of weight which is to be laid upon it. This is a general account of what may be looked for in the following treatise. I shall begin it with that which is the foundation of all our hopes and of all our fears; all our hopes and fears, which are of any consideration; I mean a future life"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Several letters to the Reverend Dr. Clarke by Joseph Butler( )

31 editions published between 1716 and 2005 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five sermons preached at the Rolls Chapel; and, A dissertation upon the nature of virtue by Joseph Butler( Book )

11 editions published between 1950 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

''Sermons I,II,III,XI,and XII of the author's The fifteen sermons preached at the Rolls Chapel and 'Dissertation II,appended to the first edition of his The analogy of religion.''
The analogy of religion, natural and revealed,to the constitution and course of nature. To which are added two brief dissertations: I. Of personal identity. II. Of the nature of virtue by Joseph Butler( Book )

43 editions published between 1736 and 1951 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The analogy of religion : natural and revealed, to the constitution and course of nature. To which are added two brief dissertations: ... By Joseph Butler by Joseph Butler( )

42 editions published between 1736 and 1771 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of the Right Reverend Father in God, Joseph Butler : to which is prefixed, a preface, giving some account of the character and writings of the author by Joseph Butler( Book )

44 editions published between 1820 and 2000 in English and Indonesian and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bishop Butler's Analogy of religion, natural and revealed, to the constitution and course of nature by Joseph Butler( Book )

35 editions published between 1852 and 1898 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five sermons, preached at the Rolls Chapel and A dissertation upon the nature of virtue by Joseph Butler( Book )

15 editions published between 1950 and 1999 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Sermons I, II, III, XI, and XII of the author's The fifteen sermons preached at the Rolls Chapel and 'Dissertation II, appended to the first edition of his The analogy of religion.'"
 
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Languages
English (1,012)

German (8)

French (7)

Indonesian (1)