Samuel Clarke Bibliography

A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God. More particularly in answer to Mr Hobbes, Spinoza and their followers. 1704
The first of two sets of Boyle lectures Clarke gave in 1704 and 1705. They had a major influence on English 18th century thought. In the Demonstration Clarke attempts to prove the existence of God by a method “as near mathematical as the nature of such discourse would allow”.
A Discourse concerning the Unchangeable Obligations of Natural Religion and the Truth and Certainty of Christian Revelation 1705
The second set of Boyle lectures Clarke gave in 1704 and 1705, in which he argues that the principles of morality are as certain as the propositions of mathematics.
The Scripture Doctrine of the Trinity 1712
A work which caused a prolonged controversy, in which Clarke was accused of Arianism. The Arians like the Socinians and Unitarians were antitrinitarians where Christ is seen not as an equal in divinity with God, but as the highest - indeed uniquely so - form of man. Newton and Locke were both Unitarians.
A Collection of Papers, which passed between the late learned Mr. Leibniz and Dr. Clarke in the years 1715-1716, relating to the Principles of Natural Philosophy and Religion 1717
Translated into German and French in 1720. The work was widely read and Voltaire, who used it in his Éléments de la philosophie de Newton, wrote, “it is perhaps the finest monument we have of literary combat”.
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