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===by Hugo Grotius===
 
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Hugo Grotius was a Dutch poet. He composed this work in a prison cell in 1620 after being arrested by Prince Mauris on 29 August 1618. It was first published in 1622.<ref>Jeremiah Hackett, reviewer, ''Hugo Grotius as Apologist for the Christian Religion: A Study of His Work "De Veritate religionis christianae (1640)'' by J. P. Heering; J. C. Grayson,” ''The Sixteenth Century Journal'' 38, no. 1 (Spring 2007): 164.</ref><br/>
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}}[[wikipedia:Hugo Grotius|Hugo Grotius]] (1583 &ndash; 1645) is often touted as the "Father of International Law."<ref>Sean Murphy, ''Principles of International Law'', (Minnesota: Thompson West, 2006), chap. 3.</ref> Grotius influenced thinkers like [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_locke John Locke] with his ideas of international law as natural law, or principles derived inherently from the human nature or human reason.<ref>Jeremy Waldron, ''God, Locke, and Equality: Christian Foundations in Locke's Political Thought'', (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001), 189.</ref> Grotius also wrote extensively on maritime law and the law of war.
<br/>This poem, ''De Veritate Religionis Christianae'', is a Latin version of the Dutch poem “Bewijs van den waren godsdienst.”<ref>Ibid.</ref> It means “Proof of True Religion” and was written in 1622 as a defense of Christianity against other religions and atheism.<ref>Ibid.</ref> He proposed an undogmatic Christianity – bringing him into conflict with Dutch Calvinists who practice confession. He “was an ecumenist ''avant la lettre'',”<ref>Ibid.</ref>  meaning he was an advocate of a single Church before there was a general movement toward that goal.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecumenism “Ecumenism”]</ref> The work contains six “books” with the first three touting the merits of Christianity, and the last three attacking paganism, Judaism, and Islam, respectively.<ref>Jeremiah Hackett, 164.</ref> As an ecumenist and apologetic,<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apologetic “Apologetic”]</ref> he identifies the cause of “the disunity and warmongering among Christian nations” as the “multiplicity of doctrines and the authority given to them.”<ref>Jeremiah Hackett, 164.</ref>
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Grotius composed a poem titled "Bewijs van den waren godsdienst" in a prison cell in 1620 after having been arrested by Prince Mauris.<ref>Jeremiah Hackett, reviewer, "''Hugo Grotius as Apologist for the Christian Religion: A Study of His Work "De Veritate religionis christianae" (1640)'' by J. P. Heering; J. C. Grayson,” ''The Sixteenth Century Journal'' 38, no. 1 (Spring 2007): 164.</ref> This didactic poem, whose title translates as "Proof of the True Religion," was first published in 1622 as a defense of Christianity against other religions and atheism.<ref>Ibid.</ref>The Latin version of this poem, ''De Veritate Religionis Christianae'' ("On the Truth of the Christian Religion"), was later published in 1640.”<ref>Ibid.</ref> The work contains six "books" with the first three touting the merits of Christianity, and the last three attacking paganism, Judaism, and Islam, respectively.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
  
 
==Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library==
 
==Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library==
Listed in the [[Jefferson Inventory]] of [[Wythe's Library]] as ''Grotius de veritate religionis Christianae. 8vo.'' and given by [[Thomas Jefferson]] to his son-in-law, [[Thomas Mann Randolph]]. Later appears on Randolph's 1832 estate inventory as "'Grotius on Christ: Religion (latin)' ($1.50 value)." We do not have enough information to conclusively identify which edition Wythe owned. [http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe George Wythe's Library]<ref>''LibraryThing'', s. v. "Member: George Wythe," accessed on November 13, 2013, http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe </ref> on LibraryThing indicates this without naming a specific edition. The [https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433 Brown Bibliography]<ref> Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433</ref> lists the 1745 duodecimo edition published in Glasgow. Jefferson listed the volume as an octavo, but we do not know the precise edition owned by Wythe. The Wolf Law Library purchased a copy of the 1696 octavo edition published in Amsterdam.
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Listed in the [[Jefferson Inventory]] of [[Wythe's Library]] as "Grotius de veritate religionis Christianae. 8vo." and given by [[Thomas Jefferson]] to his son-in-law, [[Thomas Mann Randolph]]. Later appears on Randolph's 1832 estate inventory as "'Grotius on Christ: Religion (latin)' ($1.50 value)." We do not have enough information to conclusively identify which edition Wythe owned. [http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe George Wythe's Library]<ref>''LibraryThing'', s. v. "[http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe Member: George Wythe]," accessed on November 13, 2013.</ref> on LibraryThing indicates this without naming a specific edition. The [https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433 Brown Bibliography]<ref> Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433.</ref> lists the 1745 duodecimo edition published in Glasgow. Jefferson listed the volume as an octavo, but we do not know the precise edition owned by Wythe. The Wolf Law Library purchased a copy of the 1696 octavo edition published in Amsterdam.
  
 
==Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy==
 
==Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy==
Bound in contemporary vellum with manuscript title and "626" or "bzb" on spine. Purchased from Daniel Thierstein.<br />
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Bound in contemporary vellum with manuscript title and "626" or "bzb" on spine. Purchased from Daniel Thierstein.
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View this book in [https://catalog.swem.wm.edu/law/Record/3714551 William & Mary's online catalog.]
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Images of the library's copy of this book are [https://www.flickr.com/photos/wolflawlibrary/sets/72157637877672174 available on Flickr.] View the record for this book in [https://wm.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01COWM_INST/g9pr7p/alma991025004899703196 William & Mary's online catalog.]
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*[[George Wythe Room]]
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Latest revision as of 09:46, 29 October 2021

by Hugo Grotius

De Veritate Religionis Christianae
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Title page from De Veritate Religionis Christianae, George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary.

Author Hugo Grotius
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Published Amstelaedami: Apud Henricum Wetstenium
Date 1696
Edition Editio novissima
Language Latin
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Pages [8], 296
Desc. 8vo (16 cm.)
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Hugo Grotius (1583 – 1645) is often touted as the "Father of International Law."[1] Grotius influenced thinkers like John Locke with his ideas of international law as natural law, or principles derived inherently from the human nature or human reason.[2] Grotius also wrote extensively on maritime law and the law of war.

Half-title.

Grotius composed a poem titled "Bewijs van den waren godsdienst" in a prison cell in 1620 after having been arrested by Prince Mauris.[3] This didactic poem, whose title translates as "Proof of the True Religion," was first published in 1622 as a defense of Christianity against other religions and atheism.[4]The Latin version of this poem, De Veritate Religionis Christianae ("On the Truth of the Christian Religion"), was later published in 1640.”[5] The work contains six "books" with the first three touting the merits of Christianity, and the last three attacking paganism, Judaism, and Islam, respectively.[6]

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Listed in the Jefferson Inventory of Wythe's Library as "Grotius de veritate religionis Christianae. 8vo." and given by Thomas Jefferson to his son-in-law, Thomas Mann Randolph. Later appears on Randolph's 1832 estate inventory as "'Grotius on Christ: Religion (latin)' ($1.50 value)." We do not have enough information to conclusively identify which edition Wythe owned. George Wythe's Library[7] on LibraryThing indicates this without naming a specific edition. The Brown Bibliography[8] lists the 1745 duodecimo edition published in Glasgow. Jefferson listed the volume as an octavo, but we do not know the precise edition owned by Wythe. The Wolf Law Library purchased a copy of the 1696 octavo edition published in Amsterdam.

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in contemporary vellum with manuscript title and "626" or "bzb" on spine. Purchased from Daniel Thierstein.

Images of the library's copy of this book are available on Flickr. View the record for this book in William & Mary's online catalog.

Full text


Headpiece, first page of text.

See also

References

  1. Sean Murphy, Principles of International Law, (Minnesota: Thompson West, 2006), chap. 3.
  2. Jeremy Waldron, God, Locke, and Equality: Christian Foundations in Locke's Political Thought, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001), 189.
  3. Jeremiah Hackett, reviewer, "Hugo Grotius as Apologist for the Christian Religion: A Study of His Work "De Veritate religionis christianae" (1640) by J. P. Heering; J. C. Grayson,” The Sixteenth Century Journal 38, no. 1 (Spring 2007): 164.
  4. Ibid.
  5. Ibid.
  6. Ibid.
  7. LibraryThing, s. v. "Member: George Wythe," accessed on November 13, 2013.
  8. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433.

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