Human Nature and Other Sermons

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Author: Joseph Butler
Published: 1887
Language: English
Wordcount: 46,938 / 139 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.6
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 479
mnybks.net#: 1458
Genres: Religion, Essays
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ds a year. The King added the Deanery of St. Paul's, when that became vacant in 1740, and in 1750, towards the close of his life, Joseph Butler was translated to the Bishopric of Durham. He died in 1752.

No man could be less self-seeking. He owed his rise in the Church wholly to the intellectual power and substantial worth of character that inspired strong friendship. Seeing how little he sought worldly advancement for himself, while others were pressing and scrambling, Butler's friends used their opportunities of winning for him the advancement he deserved. He was happiest in doing his work, of which a chief part was in his study, where he employed his philosophic mind in strengthening the foundations of religious faith. Faith in God was attacked by men who claimed especially to be philosophers, and they were best met by the man who had, beyond all other divines of his day--some might not be afraid to add, of any day--the philosophic mind.

H.M.


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