1804.022: Reason and Faith, or, Philosophical Absurdities.

Published: 1804

Full Title: Reason and faith, or, Philosophical absurdities, shewing the necessity of revelation. Intended to promote faith among infidels, and the unbonded exercise of humanity among all religious men. By Rabba Henriquis, Esq. One of the sons of Abraham to his brethren.

Author: De Cordova, Joshua Hezekiah (1720-97).

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: John Dixon Jr., for Marcus Levy

Description: 110 pgs.


This title is first Judaic imprint published in Richmond; at this time, Levy and Dixon were both members of Richmond's Masonic Lodge No. 10; Levy was one of its few Jewish brethren. De Cordova, a Sephardic Jew of Dutch origins, was the haham (rabbi) at CuraƧao (1748-55) and Kingston, Jamaica (1755-97); this commentary on rational religion was first published in in Jamaica in 1788, with the first American edition issuing from Philadelphia in 1791.

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