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date: 07 December 2019

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This article discusses the following: rational sermons in the eighteenth century; preaching during the Enlightenment; deism in England and America; the defenders of rational religion: George Berkeley, bishop of Cloyne, Joseph Butler, Bishop of Bristol, and the Cambridge academic Daniel Waterland; Hoadleians and Warburtonians, the debate on miracles, and the views of theologian William Paley.

Keywords: preaching, deism, miracles, William Paley, William Warburton, Benjamin Hoadly, George Berkeley, Joseph Butler, Daniel Waterland

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