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After an early education in the country, he proceeded to study law at Oxford, first at Lincoln College and later at Exeter College.
While at Oxford and under the influence of the high churchman George Hickes, he defected from the Church of England and became a Roman Catholic for a brief period, but he recanted in Soon thereafter, he began to publish a long series of tracts and books, culminating inwhen he was over seventy years old, with Christianity as Old as the Creation.
Edmund Gipson, bishop of London, however, won Matthew rupp thesis posthumous "victory" over Tindal when he managed to acquire the manuscript of a second volume of Christianity as Old as the Creation and deliberately burned it.
Tindal died stoically in and was buried in Clerkenwell Church, London. Without question the most learned of the English deists, Tindal consistently referred to himself as a "Christian deist. Tindal first gained notoriety with The Rights of the Christian Church Asserted, against the Romish, and all other Priests who claim an Independent Power over itwhich brought over twenty answers.
A sequel, A Defence of the Rights of the Christian Churchwas condemned by the House of Commons and burned in by the common hangman. These early works are strongly Whiggish, anti-authoritarian, and anticlerical in tone; they argue for freedom of the press and for general toleration except for atheists —principles that were to be even more forcefully urged in Christianity as Old as the Creation.
For his radical political view that although the magistrate has power to legislate in the area of religion, he has no authority to compel conformity and that persecution of nonconformity not only violates natural law but is also futile, Tindal, like many other deists, was branded by the orthodox as "Spinozan.
Or, The Gospel A Republication of the Religion of Nature appeared in with subsequent editions in, and ; in it was translated into German by Johann Lorenz Schmidt, a writer in the Leibniz-Wolff tradition.
Although the work makes frequent mention of John Lockeit is fundamentally rationalistic, and it is the rationalistic side of Locke that is emphasized—that morality is capable of demonstration and is therefore true, that whatever is known to be true on the basis of reason cannot be falsified by revelation, that the Bible must be read like any other book, that without reason any religion can be held to be true because of the power of tradition.
Thomas Sherlock, bishop of Bangor and later of London, quoted on the title page: The Scriptures, with all the ambiguities that have confused the Church Fathers, the Schoolmen, and modern theologians, are really a work of supererogation. On the critical and historical side, the Scriptures are examined and attacked by Tindal in great detail to expose the imperfect morality of certain Old Testament heroes and, to some extent, of certain parables of the New Testament.
Even worse, according to Tindal, priestcraft and tradition, working together, have corrupted the texts and confused the people. Churches have used the teachings of the New Testament to acquire new members and have then used the teachings of the Old Testament to keep members in line. Tindal was incensed that priests first tempt men to examine their faith and then punish them for so doing if, perchance, their interpretations differ from those established by tradition and authority.
On the philosophical side it is Tindal the rationalist, rather than the critic and moralist, who was the "Christian deist," for Tindal, like Lord Herbert of Cherbury before him, took what Alexander Pope was to call "the high Priori Road.
Rational man, then, reasons downward from the divine perfections to morality and religion. All men, whether of the highest intellect or the meanest capacity, declares Tindal, are equally capable of knowing the immutable law of nature or reason and the religion of nature.
In this respect Tindal is close to the more "orthodox" theologians of the waning rationalist or latitudinarian school in Britain represented by Archbishop Tillotson, Samuel Clarkeand Thomas Sherlock.
First, there are things that show, by their inner nature, that they are the will of an infinitely wise and good God for example, the relations between God and man, the immutability of morality.
Second, there are things that have no worth in themselves, which are to be considered solely as means forms of worship, positive regulations and precepts ; these are to be used as men see fit in their quest for happiness. Third, there are things the vested interests of priestcraft, miracles, "enthusiasm" so indifferent that they cannot be considered as either means or ends, and if emphasis is placed on them in religious matters, the worst sort of superstition ensues—and superstition is the enemy of true religion.
Tindal does not consider the fact that many people are totally incapable of right reason, a point that was dutifully reported by many of his opponents. Bibliography There is no collected edition of the works of Tindal.
Early documents and "lives" include A Copy of the will of Dr. Lucy Price, Eustace Budgell esq. There are no full-scale modern treatments of Tindal, but the following works are of some importance: Clifford and Louis A. Clarendon Press,pp. Thoemmes, ; Norman L.
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