John Leland Bibliography

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 1754
A historical and critical compendium in four volumes written after the deist controversy had passed its peak. Establishing the canon of deist writers, the work began with Lord Herbert (not known as a deist in his day) and moved through Hobbes (in later works usually dropped from the list), Blount, the earl of Shaftesbury, Collins, Woolston, Tindal, Morgan, Chubb, and Bolingbroke. Leland concluded his survey with a critique of Bolingbroke’s speculations which were posthumously published in 1754.