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Herbert, Edward

(ca. 1583–1648). B. Eyton-on-Severn, Eng.; brother of G. Herbert*; educ. Oxford; 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury; diplomat, soldier, hist., philos. Held that there are 5 innate religious Common Notions: there is a God; He ought to be worshiped; virtue and piety are essential to worship; man should repent of his sins; there are rewards and punishments in this life and in the future life. Works include De veritate; De causis errorum; De religione gentilium. See also Deism, III 1.


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