A discourse concerning reason, With regard to Religion and Divine Revelation. Wherein is shewn, That Reason either is, or else that it ought to be, a sufficient Guide in Matters of Religion...
London. Printed for T. Cox, 1731. First edition.
8vo. 83pp, . With five final pages of publisher's advertisements. Disbound, all edges red. Stab-stitch holes to gutter, title page soiled, later paper shelf-label to head.
The first edition of a pamphlet championing epistemological rationalism as the primary method for comprehending Christian doctrine written by Thomas Chubb (1679-1747), a disciple of theologian and philosopher Samuel Clarke (1675-1729) who veered from Arianism to a form of modified deism. Some 'reflections' upon 'moral and positive duty' were added, suggested by the posthumous publication of Clarke's An Exposition of the Church-Catechism (1729).
ESTC T31925.£ 125.00 Antiquates Ref: 21306