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West, Samuel:

ESSAYS ON LIBERTY AND NECESSITY; IN WHICH THE TRUE NATURE OF LIBERTY IS STATED AND DEFENDED; AND THE PRINCIPAL ARGUMENTS USED BY MR. EDWARDS, AND OTHERS, FOR NECESSITY, ARE CONSIDERED.

Printed by Samuel Hall, Boston: 1793 54pp, loose gatherings, scattered foxing. Good+ to Very Good. In reviewing this pamphlet, DAB explains West's "reply to the views of Jonathan Edwards...that divine prescience does not imply the necessity of future events; that self-determination is consistent with moral agency; that the Deity's permission of sin is proof for the self-governing power of men; and that volition is an effect which has a cause. Of all the replies to Edwards's Freedom of the Will, West's was most thorough and most persuasive. He helped to widen the rift that had already appeared between Calvinist and Arminian." FIRST EDITION. Evans 26469. XX DAB 12.


Book Id: 12140

Price: $300.00

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