William Thompson Bibliography

An Enquiry into the Natural State of Man 1743
Dedicated to the Provost and Fellows of Trinity College, Dublin, this appears to be the only published work by William Thompson. “If, then, upon the Sum of the Argument, I have given competent Evidence from Reason and Experience, that Religion is so far from being insignificant and useless to the true Ends of Government, that Government cannot subsist without it: That whatever Motives may force Men into Societies, it is only the Belief of a Superintending Deity, and Religion, which is the Natural Consequence of that Belief, which makes a Cement, able to unite Societies in any manner of Stability, I think I need not say any Thing in Answer to the Nominal Deists, who pretend, that Religion is not only useless, but hurtful: ....” (page 343).