John Leland (Presbyterian)

John Leland (Presbyterian)

John Leland (1691 - 1766) was an English Presbyterian minister and author of theological works.

Born in Wigan, Lancashire, he was educated in Dublin, Ireland (then part of the United Kingdom), and went into the ministry there. His main interest was in opposing deism, and he attacked proponents of deist ideas, such as Matthew Tindal.

He is remembered as the author of "A view of the principal deistical writers that have appeared in England in the last and present century: with observations upon them, and some account of the answers that have been published against them: in several letters to a friend." (1754-1755) 2 vols. (London: Printed for B. Dod) which went through many editions well into the 19th century.

"A View of the Principal Deistical Writers" was first published in 1754 and subsequently expanded twice. It is the fullest contemporary treatment of the literature of the deist controversy. Leland gives very detailed reviews of the works of the leading deists, and of the responses that these works provoked. At least one chapter is devoted to each of the following: Peter Annet, Charles Blount, Thomas Chubb, Anthony Collins, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Thomas Morgan, Shaftesbury, Matthew Tindal, John Toland and Thomas Woolston. Six chapters are about David Hume's views on religion, and approximately half of the work deals with Bolingbroke.

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

См. также в других словарях:

  • John Leland (disambiguation) — John Leland may refer to:*Jon Leland (1947 ndash; ), American, president creative director of, ebook author *John Leland (1502 ndash;1552), English antiquary *John Leland (Presbyterian) (1691 ndash;1766), English Presbyterian… …   Wikipedia

  • John Leland (Baptist) — John Leland (May 14 1754 ndash; January 14 1841) was a Baptist minister in Massachusetts and Virginia. He was an important figure in the struggle for religious liberty in the United States. Leland also later opposed the rise of missionary… …   Wikipedia

  • Leland — may refer to: Places ;Norway * Leland, Norway;United States * Leland, Illinois * Leland, Iowa * Leland, Louisiana * Leland, Michigan * Leland, Mississippi * Leland, North Carolina * Leland, Utah * Leland Grove, Illinois * Leland Township,… …   Wikipedia

  • Ассоциация теологических школ США и Канады — (англ. Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada / ATS )  организация, объединяющая семинарии и другие высшие теологические образовательные учреждения. [1] Штаб квартира ATS находится в Питтсбурге, штат… …   Википедия

  • Apostasy in Christianity — Judas betrays Jesus with a kiss. Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve Apostles, became an apostate.[1] Apostasy in Christianity refers to the rejection of Christianity by someone who formerly was a Christian. The term apostasy comes from the Greek… …   Wikipedia

  • Liberty University — Motto Knowledge Aflame Established 1971 Type Private Religious affiliation Southern Baptist Con …   Wikipedia

  • Virginia Union University — Established 1865 Type Private, HBCU Religious affiliation America …   Wikipedia

  • Old Dominion University — Seal of Old Dominion University Motto A Portal to New Worlds[1] Established 1930 …   Wikipedia

  • Randolph College — Motto Vita Abundantior Motto in English Life More Abundant Established 1891 …   Wikipedia

  • Mary Baldwin College — Motto Non pro tempore sed aeternitate ( Not for time but for eternity ) Established 1842 Type Private, 4 year, women s college …   Wikipedia

Поделиться ссылкой на выделенное

Прямая ссылка:
Нажмите правой клавишей мыши и выберите «Копировать ссылку»