John Locke's Politics of Moral Consensus
By (author) Greg Forster
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John Locke's Politics of Moral Consensus by Greg Forster
Book DescriptionThe aim of this book is twofold: to explain the reconciliation of religion and politics in the work of John Locke, and to explore the relevance of that reconciliation for politics in our own time. Confronted with deep social divisions over ultimate beliefs, Locke sought to unite society in a single liberal community. Reason could identify divine moral laws that would be acceptable to members of all cultural groups, thereby justifying the authority of government. Greg Forster demonstrates that Locke's theory is liberal and rational but also moral and religious, providing an alternative to the two extremes of religious fanaticism and moral relativism. This account of Locke's thought will appeal to specialists and advanced students across philosophy, political science and religious studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521842181
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A positive guide to the principles of Calvinism. Forster shows how God's love and our joy lie at the heart of this often misunderstood theology by deconstructing misconceptions and reshaping the truths they reflect.
Starting with Locke, Paperback (January 2011)
John Locke is widely regarded as one of the foundational thinkers of modern western society. His contributions to a huge range of philosophical debates are as important and influential now as they were in the seventeenth century. This title provides an accessible introduction to the ideas of this hugely significant thinker.
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This book explains the reconciliation of religion and politics in the work of John Locke.
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Author Biography - Greg Forster
Greg Forster is currently program director for American History, Economics and Religion at the Kern Family Foundation.
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