John Locke’s Philosophy of Liberalism

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

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Greg Forster, Ph.D.

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