Ninth Bridgewater Treatise

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The Ninth Bridgewater Treatise was published by Charles Babbage in 1837 as a response to the eight Bridgewater Treatises that the Earl of Bridgewater, Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl, had funded and in particular with reference to a comment in one of them by William Whewell

It can be described as a natural theology, in which God does not create the universe so much as set it going.

It may be paralleled in both Newton's and Darwin's views of religion.[citation needed]


  • Hyman, Anthony (1985). Charles Babbage: Pioneer of the Computer. Princeton University Press. pp. 136–142. ISBN 0-691-02377-8.