LOCKE, John


LOCKE, John
(1632-1704)
   philosopher whose Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690) developed a CHRISTIAN EMPIRICISM. He was strongly influenced by CALVINISM and became the "Father" of modern political LIBERALISM through his advocacy of religious and political toleration evidenced in his Letter on Toleration (1698) and Two Treaties on Government (1690). A avid student of the BIBLE, he was working on several Biblical commentaries when he died.

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