1798.037: Strictures upon Strictures.

Published: 1798

Full Title: Strictures upon strictures; containing a reply to Bishop Watson's Apology for the Bible: also, weighty remarks on the Bishop's comparison between the crucifixion of Jesus and the execution of Louis the Sixteenth; : with a contrast of the various opinions of different divines on the same parts of scripture, and the testimony given by each of the Evangelists contrasted. : Likewise, a reply to the author of Strictures on the second part of the Age of reason.

Author: Fowler, John (d. 1806).

Place Issued: Alexandria

Issuing Press: Henry Gird Jr.

Description: 140 pgs.; 24 cm. (8vo).


"Printed for the author, by Henry Gird Jr." and dated: "Fairfax County, September 1, 1797." Herein Fowler continued his defense of Thomas Paine's Age of Reason (1794-95), begun a year earlier in his Alexandria-issued The Truth of the Bible Fairly Put to the Test (1797.020); this commentary dealt with clerical assaults emanating from Great Britain – specifically the Anglican clergyman and academic Richard Watson (1737–1816) and the Irish prelate John Anketell (b. 1750?) – rather than from local Presbyterian minister John Muir, as previously.

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