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Title: Theology of John Locke
Author: Wright, Donald Greenlees
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1938
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It is the purpose of this thesis to present a sound exposition of Locke's theological opinions. The rationalism of Locke has been generally regarded by orthodox theologians as having exerted a disintegrating influence in theology. His name has usually been associated with the Delstic movement. But side by side with the rationalism in Locke's theology there is evidence of sincere belief in its supernatural elements. With this in mind McGiffert has characterized Locke as a "rational supernaturallst." Soon after Locke's death, however, the supernatural element in his theology was shown to have an untenable foundation and his position in this respect was undermined. As a result this side of his theology has been neglected. It is our purpose to show the relationship of these two aspects of Locke's thought, the content of each, and the substance of his teaching on the Church and toleration.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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