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Gibbon"s account of Christianity considered together with some structures on Hume"s Dialogues concerning natural religion by Joseph Milner

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Published by Thoemmes in Bristol .
Written in English


  • Gibbon, Edward, -- 1737-1794.,
  • Hume, David, -- 1711-1776.,
  • Apologetics -- History -- 18th century.

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Edition Notes

StatementJoseph Milner ; introduction to this reprint, John Price.
SeriesBooks on Hume and on the Scottish Enlightenment
LC ClassificationsDG206.G5 G52 vol. 8, DG311 G52 vol. 8
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 262 p. ;
Number of Pages262
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21325079M
ISBN 10185506006X, 082401345X

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