John Locke
b. August 29, 1632 – d. October 28, 1704 • Doctor • Philosopher
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Locke, John
Locke, John (1632–1704), English philosopher. A native of Wrington, Avon, he was educated at Westminster School and *Christ Church, Oxford, where he was deeply influenced by the works of R. *Descartes, whose emphasis on reason made a lasting impression on him. In 1666 he became acquainted with Lord Ashley,
The Dictionary of Historical Theology
Locke, John (1632–1704)
Locke, John (1632–1704)According to Gilbert Ryle, ‘It is not much of an exaggeration to say that one cannot pick up a sermon, a novel, a pamphlet or a treatise and be in any doubt, after reading a few lines, whether it was published before or after the publication of Locke’s Essay on Human Understanding,
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Locke, John
Locke, John(1632–1704). One of the pioneers in modern thinking was the English philosopher John Locke. He made great contributions in studies of politics, government, and psychology.John Locke was born in Wrington, Somerset, on Aug. 29, 1632. He was the son of a well-to-do Puritan lawyer who fought
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Locke, John
Locke, John (1632–1704). Philosopher whom many consider the father of empiricism and of English political liberalism. Among his chief works are Essays concerning Human Understanding (1690), Treatises on Civil Government (1690), and Letters concerning Toleration (1690). His work is focused on the theory
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Locke, John
Locke, JohnJohn Locke (1632–1704) was one of the three classic British empiricists, along with Berkeley and Hume. He was born in Somerset and educated at Christ Church, Oxford. Philosophically he was initially influenced by Descartes. His major work was An Essay concerning Human Understanding (1690).
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Locke, John
Locke, John (1632–1704). An English philosopher often associated with early modern empiricism and a staunch defender of free inquiry. The son of an attorney, he was educated at Oxford for the ministry, studied chemistry and medicine, and served the family of the Earl of Shaftesbury as doctor, secretary,
The Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia
Locke, John
Locke, John (1632–1704)Prominent English philosopher and leading figure of the Enlightenment and of British empiricism, whose works Jonathan Edwards used extensively though selectively, and not uncritically, Locke is most acclaimed for publishing his Two Treatises of Government (1689), Letter Concerning
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Locke, John (1632–1704)
LOCKE, JOHN (1632–1704)John Locke combined a career in academic work at Oxford where, technically a physician, he collaborated with natural scientists (Boyle and Newton) and became physician-secretary to Lord Shaftesbury in London from 1667 and secretary of the Board of Trade which included some time
Who’s Who in Christian History
Locke, John
Locke, John (1632–1704)Most influential British philosopher of the EnlightenmentLocke was a devout Christian, an Anglican with Puritan leanings. His education, completed at Oxford, included biblical languages as well as science, medicine, and philosophy. His writings ranged from ethics, politics, and