Rponse a l'Histoire des Oracles, de Mr. de Fontenelle, de l'Academie Francoise
Rponse a l'Histoire des Oracles, de Mr. de Fontenelle, de l'Academie Francoise

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Rponse a l'Histoire des Oracles, de Mr. de Fontenelle, de l'Academie Francoise

BALTHUS, Jean-Francois

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Title continues: "Dans laquelle on rfute le Systme de Mr. Van-Dale, sur les Auteurs des Oracles du Paganisme, sur la cause & le temps de leur silence; & o l'on tablit le sentiment des Peres de l'Eglise sur le mme sujet." Second volume title: "Suite de la Rponse a l'Histoire des Oracles, Dans laquelle on rfute les objections inferees dans le XIII. Tome de la Biblioteque Choisie, & dans l'Article II. de la Rpublique des Lettres, du mois de Juin 1707; & o l'on tabit sur de nouvelles preuves le sentiment des SS. Peres touchant les Oracles du Paganisme." The author was a Jesuit father and was responding to Fontenelle's assertion that pagan oracles were the work of idolatrous priests, only stopped under the first Christian emperors. Baltus contends that the oracles were the work of a demon and were silenced by the arrival of Jesus Christ. Fontenelle did not reply to this volume, but Leclerc made a spirited critique to which Balthus responded in this second volume. French text.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Jean Renault Doulssecker; Pierre Humbert
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1707; 1709
  • Place Published: Strasbourg; Amsterdam
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    2 volumes: Vol. 1 - 374pg. + 12 p. index. Vol. 2 - 459 p. + 11 p. index. Engraved frontispiece in volume 1. Black and red title page in vol. 1. Full leather with gilt embellishment and titles on spines. All corners and edges worn, covers rubbed, spine tails chipped, gilt wearing off spines, hinges cracked. Front cover of Vol. 1 detached. Bookplates for Sir Lister Holte of Aston in Warwickshire, Bart. on front pastedowns.

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