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John Lockeʹs political philosophy and the Hebrew Bible

Author: Yechiel M Leiter
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Locke's treatises on government make frequent reference to the Hebrew Bible, while references to the New Testament are almost completely absent. To date, scholarship has not addressed this surprising characteristic of the treatises. In this book, Yechiel Leiter offers a Hebraic reading of Locke's fundamental political text. In doing so, he formulates a new school of thought in Lockean political interpretation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Named Person: John Locke; John Locke; John Locke
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yechiel M Leiter
ISBN: 9781108428187 1108428185
OCLC Number: 1015264347
Description: xii, 420 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Retrieving the lost honor of the first treatise --
Lockeʹs unusual natural law --
Equality and liberty: the role of Imago Dei vs. domineering phantom --
Property and charity: the biblical contours of Lockean economics --
On rebellion: what makes a revolution glorious? --
The fall and the extent of human depravity.
Responsibility: Yechiel J.M. Leiter, University of Haifa, Israel.

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More than a book about the political theory of John Locke, this book addresses foundational ideas of western civilization and the persistent relevance of the biblical political narrative to  Read more...

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