A preliminary analysis of John Locke's "The Reasonableness of Christianity"
Marfin, Gary Christopher
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This essay explores the relationship between John Locke's religious teaching and his conception of the good social and political order as it is presented in his. The Reasonableness of Christianity. The essay's thesis is that Locke intentionally distorts the traditional Christian teachings in an effort to secure a religion that promotes that which he considers paramount: the quest for felicity in this life. The essay's thesis is supported by the findings that emerge from a descriptive analysis of the three parts of The Reasonableness of Christianity.