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Thomas Chubb, 1747
Thomas Chubb, 1747

Thomas Chubb, (September 29, 1679February 8, 1747), was an English Deist, born near Salisbury. September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years). ... Events January 24 - King Charles II of England disbands Parliament August 7 - The brigantine Le Griffon, which was commissioned by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, is towed to the southern end of the Niagara River, to become the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes. ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... // Events January 31 - The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Dock Hospital April 9 - The Scottish Jacobite Lord Lovat was beheaded by axe on Tower Hill, London, for high treason; he was the last man to be executed in this way in Britain May 14 - First battle of Cape... Deism is a modern religious movement that originated in 17th and 18th century Europe and North America. ... Salisbury (pronounced Solsbree or Sauls-bree) is a small cathedral city in Wiltshire, England. ...

Chubb regarded Christ as a divine teacher, but held reason to be sovereign in matters of religion, yet was on rational grounds a defender of Christianity. He had no learning, but was well up in the religious controversies of the time, and bore his part in them creditably.

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THOMAS CHUBB - LoveToKnow Article on THOMAS CHUBB (317 words)
For several years Chubb lived in the house of Sir Joseph Jekyll, master of the rolls, in what capacity it is not known; there are stories of his having waited at table as a servant out of livery.
His love of independence drew him back to Salisbury, where by the kindness of friends he was enabled to devote the rest of his days to his studies.
Chubb is interesting mainly as showing that the rationalism of the intellectual classes had taken considerable hold upon the popular mind.
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