May 18

Mai 18

On this day in 1692, Joseph Butler, English bishop, theologian, apologist, and philosopher, was born in Wantage in the English county of Berkshire (now Oxfordshire).  Butler is most famous for his Fifteen Sermons on Human Nature (1726) and Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed (1736). The Analogy is an important work of Christian apologetics in the history of the controversies over Deism.