An Elegant and Learned Discourse of the Light of Nature
- Nathaniel Culverwell (author)
- Robert A. Greene (editor)
- Hugh MacCallum (editor)
- Robert A. Greene (foreword)
An Elegant and Learned Discourse of the Light of Nature is a concerted effort to find a middle way between the two extremes that dominated the religious dispute of the English civil war in the seventeenth century. Nathaniel Culverwell attempted a moderate defense of reason and natural law, arguing, in the words of Robert Greene, that “reason and faith are distinct lights, yet they are not opposed; they are complementary and harmonious."