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John Locke : Resistance, Religion and Responsibility - John Marshall

John Locke

Resistance, Religion and Responsibility

By: John Marshall, Anthony Fletcher (Editor), John Guy (Editor), John Morrill (Editor)

Paperback Published: 10th October 1994
ISBN: 9780521466875
Number Of Pages: 512

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This book provides a new contextual account of the development of John Locke's political, religious, social and moral thought. It analyses many of Locke's unpublished manuscripts and relatively neglected works as well as the Two Treatises, the Letter Concerning Toleration and the Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Professor Marshall studies the development of Locke's political thought from absolutism to resistance, and provides significant revisions to current explanations of the immediate contexts and purposes of composition of the Two Treatises. He also sets out major new accounts of Locke's moral, social and religious thought both as extremely important subjects in their own right and in order to challenge many scholars' interpretations of their influences on Locke's political thought.

"John Marshall's sophisticated new intellectual biography, which draws on unpublished manuscripts and relatively neglected works as well as Locke's better known writings, goes a long way toward making sense of this brilliant but complex thinker. Rather than search for a deeper, underlying consistency in Locke's thought, Marshall explores how Locke came to change his mind so dramatically over the course of his life in response to changing political circumstances, new personal contacts, and (perhaps above all) through his own process of intellectual inquiry...This is an impressive book." Tim Harris, Brown University, Journal of Modern History "...[an] erudite, carefully developed study...this is an important work in the history of social, political, and philosophical thought." Journal of Church and State "Anyone interested in the relation of theology to the founding father of American liberalism will find this volume essential reading." Theological Studies "...at once textually acute and theoretically grand...[a] superb and detailed study..." The Review of Politics "...this study is an impressive scholarly achievement and a major contribution to the understanding of Locke's moral and religious thought." Julian H. Franklin, American Historical Review "This is a very good book. It presents the historical context in which Locke's doctrine emerged clearly and intelligently...It is also the most careful and comprehensive treatment of Locke's political theology I have read." Edward G. Andrew, Albion

Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction: LockeÆs intellectual development
Religion and the Politics of Toleration
Against the ætyranny of a religious rageÆ
Restoration churchmanship and the æEssay on TolerationÆ
Undermining the temple of worship of priest and prince
The theology of a reasonable man 1667û83
Resistance and Responsibility
LockeÆs moral and social thought 1660û81: the ethics of a gentleman
Resistance and the Second Treatise
LockeÆs moral and social thought 1681û1704
Heresy, Priestcraft and Toleration
John Locke Against the æEmpire of DarknessÆ
Theology, epistemology and toleration: against the æEmpire of DarknessÆ
The contexts of The Reasonableness of Christianity
From the Reasonableness to the Paraphrase: a unitarian heretic
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521466875
ISBN-10: 0521466873
Series: Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 10th October 1994
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.63 x 15.22  x 2.85
Weight (kg): 0.7