John Locke’s Philosophy of Liberalism

Day 2
Session 2
12:05 PM

John Locke was pivotal in turning Europe from medieval social order to modernity – he catalyzed religious freedom, constitutional democracy, entrepreneurial economics, an expanded role for women - and the thinning and fragmenting of culture that these structures entail. This class will explore how Locke’s writings reveal both the continuing value of modern freedoms and the unsolved challenges they create.


Recommended Readings

  • John Locke's Politics of Moral Consensus, Greg Forster
  • Starting with Locke, Greg Forster
  • God, Locke and Equality, Jeremy Waldron
  • God, Locke and Liberty, Joseph Loconte
  • John Locke and the Ethics of Belief, Nicholas Wolterstroff


Greg Forster, Ph.D.

Director of the Oikonomia Network, Center for Transformational Churches
Trinity International University
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