The spirit of the ecclesiasticks Of all Sects and Ages, As to the Doctrines of Morality, and more particularly the Spirit of the Ancient Fathers of the Church, examin'd By Mons. Barbeyrac...
London. Printed for J. Peele, 1722. First edition.
8vo. , 72pp. Disbound, all edges red. Title page spotted.
The sole edition of a translation by Thomas Gordon (d. 1750) of paragraphs six to eleven of Jean Barbeyrac's (1674-1744) preface to his French edition of Freiherr Samuel von Pufendorf's (1632-1694) magnum opus De jure naturae et gentium (1672), a fundamental work on natural law. Barbeyrac proposes a theory of moral obligation that refers directly to the command or will of God.
ESTC T87662.£ 325.00 Antiquates Ref: 21310