Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

John 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.

Buy John Locke book by Victor Nuovo from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780199243426
ISBN-10: 0199243425
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Pages: 348
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about John Locke book by Victor Nuovo and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Victor Nuovo

Victor Nuovo is Senior Research Fellow, Harris Manchester College, Oxford, and Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, Middlebury College.

Books By Author Victor Nuovo

John Locke by Victor Nuovo

John Locke

Hardback, April 2002
$169.16