John Locke: Philosopher of American Liberty
Mary-Elaine Swanson has done an invaluable service for this and subsequent generations by resurrecting awareness and presenting an accurate knowledge of John Locke and his reasoning through an uncensored view of his life, writings, and incalculable influence on America. This book will help Americans understand the importance of Locke’s thinking for American constitutionalism today. More
Society comes increasingly unglued. Are we doomed to relearn the lessons of God’s Providence the hard way? Perhaps not, if we would study the exciting story of John Locke. In Locke’s day, a turbulent age, Christian liberty struggled to emerge. Calmly navigating through extreme sectarianism and a deadly political jungle, Locke gave practical form to a Biblical civil model of government upon the ground of Life, Liberty and Property. In turn, Christian early Americans embraced that model. Locke’s ideas fill the Declaration of Independence and other American founding governmental documents.
Upon Mary-Elaine Swanson’s tremendous scholarship, John Locke: Philosopher of American Liberty will take you far in restoring the vision, purpose, wisdom, and resolve that founded the greatest freedom, prosperity, justice, and generous practical ministries the world has yet known.
May we once more know such a society and exceed it. Here is a great start.
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