Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. W. M. Spellman
    Pages 1-8
  3. W. M. Spellman
    Pages 9-33
  4. W. M. Spellman
    Pages 34-52
  5. W. M. Spellman
    Pages 53-78
  6. W. M. Spellman
    Pages 79-97
  7. W. M. Spellman
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  8. W. M. Spellman
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  9. W. M. Spellman
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 143-165

About this book


This book explores the influence of late seventeenth-century Christianity in Locke's philosophical, political, and educational thought. Only over the last decade have historians begun to investigate the central role played by religion in Locke's vision for individual autonomy and social responsibility. This book incorporates the latest scholarship and reassesses the nature of Locke's most important writings in the light of his strong commitment to traditional Christian notions of morality and human purpose. W.M. Spellman has written an ideal introduction to Locke's work.


Age of Enlightenment autonomy Christianity education event individual John Locke knowledge oral discourse philosophy play politics religion seventeenth century writing

Authors and affiliations

  • W. M. Spellman
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North CarolinaAshevilleUSA

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