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John Locke's Political Philosophy and the Hebrew Bible by Yechiel Leiter download in iPad, ePub, pdf

This endeavor deserves universal respect. In Locke's case the reference is to a heavenly tabernacle. Because Parker is a professor of religious studies, the book offers a unique approach to these questions.

Before proceeding further, I should interject a critical observation. Although his time there was marked by variable health from asthma attacks, he nevertheless became an intellectual hero of the Whigs.

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Detractors note that in he was a major investor in the English slave-trade through the Royal African Company. In this respect what is past gives a warning to the present. Here Locke's claims are based on experience and reason, not Scripture.

Ideally, more scholars will pursue that question in a way that will settle some of our own controversies. It is to Parker's credit that this useful contribution to the history of thought also raises controversial contemporary challenges. The rest of the chapter deals with its announced theme, the First Treatise.

It can also serve as a primer on Locke for the general reader. Shaftesbury survived and prospered, crediting Locke with saving his life. He believes that previous scholarship has ignored this fact, supposing that these ideas were derived mainly from classical Greek and Roman sources and from experience and reason.

Its focus is on Locke's rejection of Augustinian or Calvinist doctrine of original sin and human depravity. The law of nature follows closely upon this. All these may be termed instances of Locke's Hebraism. It seems that Leiter has misarranged the order of Locke's central themes and as a consequence misconstrued the sequence of Locke's argument.