Writings on Religion
Edited by Victor Nuovo
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John Locke by Victor Nuovo
Book DescriptionJohn Locke: Writings on Religion brings together for the first time a broad selection of John Locke's writings on religion and theology, some of which have never been published before. Locke was a founder and shaper of modern thought and society, and his principal works are among the most influential ever written. Much that he wrote is either about religion or touches on it, which is not surprising, for he lived and worked during a time of heightened religious sensibility. Subjects that today would be considered to have little or no bearing on religion were viewed by him and his contemporaries within a theological frame: the nature of knowledge and belief, the origin of ideas, the nature of language, metaphysical questions concerning substance, personal identity, the relation of mind and body, the foundation of morality, the origin of civil society, toleration. A right understanding of Locke requires that all of his opinions be viewed within this religious frame. Read together, and in context, these writings illustrate the deep and pervasive religious motivation in Locke's thought. They are key texts in intellectual history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199243426
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Victor Nuovo presents the first scholarly edition of John Locke's A Vindication (1695) and A Second Vindication of the Reasonableness of Christianity (1697), in which Locke defends the New Testament and the Christian Religion against charges of heterodoxy. The texts are accompanied by a wealth of critical and contextual apparatus.
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Topics discussed in this text include: theology, its sources, and the pragmatics of assent; morality and religion; "Of Ethick in General"; inspiration, revelation, scripture, and faith; "immediate inspiration"; "scriptura sacra"; fall and redemption; and "Peccatum originale 92".
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Author Biography - Victor Nuovo
Victor Nuovo is Senior Research Fellow, Harris Manchester College, Oxford, and Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, Middlebury College.
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