William Paley (1743-1805) was an English Christian apologist, philosopher, and utilitarian. He was educated at Christ’s College, Cambridge, where he later lectured on moral philosophy. Within the Church of England Paley rose to the position of Archdeacon of Carlisle. He opposed the slave trade and supported the American colonies during the Revolutionary War because he believed that would end slavery. His political views were unpopular with the English monarchs. However, his books defending the Christian faith, including “Horae Paulinae, or the Truth of the Scripture History of St. Paul” and “View of the Evidences of Christianity” were widely admired.
|Publish Date||Feb 26, 2013|