John Locke and the Problem of Depravity W M Spellman

ISBN: 9781280810077

Published: January 10th 2010

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244 pages


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John Locke and the Problem of Depravity  by  W M Spellman

John Locke and the Problem of Depravity by W M Spellman
January 10th 2010 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 244 pages | ISBN: 9781280810077 | 10.30 Mb

The religious thought of the philosopher John Locke (1632-1704) is examined in this book, which focuses in particular on his view of original sin and its consequences for education in the early Enlightenment. The author argues that Locke has beenMoreThe religious thought of the philosopher John Locke (1632-1704) is examined in this book, which focuses in particular on his view of original sin and its consequences for education in the early Enlightenment.

The author argues that Locke has been wrongly accused of denying original sin, ignoring the atonement, and preaching moralism, and that in fact he was much closer to traditional Protestant teaching on human sinfulness than is generally recognized. While education might serve as an effective counterweight to mans innate propensity to overturn Gods laws, he recognised that it could never reduce the importance of the central drama: Christs work of salvation.



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