Theologico-Political Treatise 1862

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Theologico-Political Treatise  (1862)  by Benedictus de Spinoza, translated by Robert Willis (1799–1878)
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TRACTATUS THEOLOGICO-POLITICUS:


A CRITICAL INQUIRY INTO THE HISTORY, PURPOSE, AND
AUTHENTICITY OP THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES;


WITH


THE RIGHT TO


FREE THOUGHT AND FREE DISCUSSION


ASSERTED,


AND SHOWN TO BE NOT ONLY CONSISTENT BUT NECESSARILY
BOUND UP WITH TRUE PIETY AND GOOD GOVERNMENT.


BY


BENEDICT DE SPINOZA,


FROM THE LATIN.


WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY THE EDITOR.


"Hereby know we that we dwell in God, and God in us, because he hath given us of his spirit." — I JOHN iv. 18.


LONDON:

TRÜBNER & CO., 60, PATERNOSTER ROW.

1862.


"It is not true that speculations upon these things have ever done harm or
become injurious to the body politic. You must reproach, not the
speculations, but the folly and tyranny of checking them." — Lessing.
Education of the Human Race, Translation
. 12mo, London, 1858.


JOHN CHILDS AND SON, PRINTERS.


TO THE
EDUCATED PUBLIC,
THE PIOUS WITHOUT PRESCRIPTION,
THE UNFETTERED IN THOUGHT,
AND THE FEARLESS OF TRUTH, —
FOR WHOM ALONE
THE ORIGINAL WAS WRITTEN,
THIS REPRODUCTION
OF SPINOZA'S FAMOUS WORK
IS
INSCRIBED.
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