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Lardner, Nathaniel
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(Jun 6, 1684, Hawkhurst, Kent – Jul 24, 1768, Hawkhurst, Kent). After his formation at a Presbyterian academy in London from 1699 to 1703 and studying in Utrecht and Leiden, Lardner was an independent preacher from 1709, and a private chaplain and tutor from 1713. While officiating as an assistant preacher in London (from 1721), he worked on his main publication, a work of popular enlightenment entitled The Credibility of the Gospel History (17 vols., 1727–1757), which was based on a series of lectures. The basic notions of historical criticism impart…

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Leppin, Volker, “Lardner, Nathaniel”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12664>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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