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    Would really appreciate any help from anyone!

    Basically, the question is: Whether Hume's views on polytheism/monotheism are distorted by his focus upon Christianity?

    I don't understand why his views would be distorted other than the fact that at the time the Churches were at war which may change his views on monotheism and how intolerant the religion is. Other than that, I am not too sure about how it would affect polytheism/any other way his focus on Christianity can affect his views on monotheism..
    Hope this makes sense!

    It is largely based on his work 'Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion.'

    Thanks!!
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    Would really appreciate any help from anyone!

    Basically, the question is: Whether Hume's views on polytheism/monotheism are distorted by his focus upon Christianity?

    I don't understand why his views would be distorted other than the fact that at the time the Churches were at war which may change his views on monotheism and how intolerant the religion is. Other than that, I am not too sure about how it would affect polytheism/any other way his focus on Christianity can affect his views on monotheism..
    Hope this makes sense!

    It is largely based on his work 'Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion.'

    Thanks!!
    I haven't read Dialogues myself, but I think the main reason for why Hume's philosophy of religion sometimes gets called Eurocentric (and Christian-centric by extension) is that he portrays the evolution of religion as a kind of linear progression from polytheism to monotheism, with monotheism as the "superior" belief held by more civilised beings. The fact that he is coming from a European, Christian perspective makes it easier to view Christianity and monotheism as a whole as more advanced. That's probably the general angle you should be approaching the question from.
 
 
 

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