Hume's "Natural History of Religion" may, with his "Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion" be held to mark the beginning of the Philosophy of Religion. Not so clearly a text illustrating modern technologyindeed in its own day it was regarded as skeptical and subversivethe "Natural History" is remarkably illustrative of the development of religious thought and is a brilliant philosophical contribution to the interpretation of religion. The editor of this reprint discusses Hume's purpose in writing the "Natural History" and assesses its influence at the present day.
The Natural History of Religion
Stanford University Press
Philosophy of religion