John Locke and the Problem of Depravity

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byW. M. Spellman

not yet rated|write a review
The religious thought of the philosopher John Locke (1632-1704) is examined in this book, which focuses in particular on his view of original sin and its consequences for education in the early Enlightenment. The author argues that Locke has been wrongly accused of denying original sin,ignoring the atonement, and preaching moralism, and that in fact he was much closer to traditional Protestant teaching on human sinfulness than is generally recognized. While education might serve as an effective counterweight to man's innate propensity to overturn God's laws, he recognised that itcould never reduce the importance of the central drama: Christ's work of salvation.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$232.58 online
$276.00 list price (save 15%)
Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

The religious thought of the philosopher John Locke (1632-1704) is examined in this book, which focuses in particular on his view of original sin and its consequences for education in the early Enlightenment. The author argues that Locke has been wrongly accused of denying original sin,ignoring the atonement, and preaching moralism, a...

W.M. Spellman is a Lecturer in History at Suffolk University, Boston.

other books by W. M. Spellman

see all books by W. M. Spellman
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.79 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019824987X

ISBN - 13:9780198249870

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of John Locke and the Problem of Depravity

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

'The book is rigorous and well-textured.'Mark Goldie, Churchill College, Cambridge, EHR Oct. 91