Wednesday, July 10, 2013

John Locke and a Christian Understanding of Freedom

John Locke is considered by many to be the single most important influence on the American Revolution. He wrote the First Treatise on Government and Second Treatise on Government. I am posting an analysis of Locke's references to God in the Second Treatise to show Locke's view of the relation of God to nature and the topic of the rights of man. It is evident that Locke was not a secularist, a pantheist, a deist, or legal positivist. Locke was a believer in the Natural Law Theory, and held to a distinctively Judeo-Christian and libertarian interpretation of natural law - reflecting specifically the Reformation Christian understanding of freedom,

This analysis can be found here.