📖[PDF] A Letter Concerning Toleration by John Locke | Perlego
Get access to over 700,000 titles
Start your free trial today and explore our endless library.
Join perlego now to get access to over 700,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 700,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 700,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 700,000 books
A Letter Concerning Toleration
A Letter Concerning Toleration
📖 Book - PDF

A Letter Concerning Toleration

John Locke
shareBook
Share book
language
English
format
ePUB (mobile friendly) and PDF
availableOnMobile
Available on iOS & Android
📖 Book - PDF

A Letter Concerning Toleration

John Locke
Book details
Table of contents
Citations

About This Book

A Letter Concerning Toleration by John Locke was originally published in 1689. Its initial publication was in Latin, though it was immediately translated into other languages.
Locke’s family was sympathetic to Puritanism but remained within the Church of England, a situation that coloured Locke’s later life and thinking. Raised in Pensford, near Bristol, Locke was 10 years old at the start of the English Civil Wars between the monarchy of Charles I and parliamentary forces under the eventual leadership of Oliver Cromwell. Locke’s father, a lawyer, served as a captain in the cavalry of the parliamentarians and saw some limited action. From an early age, one may thus assume, Locke rejected any claim by the king to have a divine right to rule.
After the first Civil War ended in 1646, Locke’s father was able to obtain for his son, who had evidently shown academic ability, a place at Westminster School in distant London. It was to this already famous institution that Locke went in 1647, at age 14. Although the school had been taken over by the new republican government, its headmaster, Richard Busby (himself a distinguished scholar), was a royalist. For four years Locke remained under Busby’s instruction and control (Busby was a strong disciplinarian who much favoured the birch). In January 1649, just half a mile away from Westminster School, Charles was beheaded on the order of Cromwell. The boys were not allowed to attend the execution, though they were undoubtedly well aware of the events taking place nearby.

Read More

Information

Publisher
Heritage Books
Year
2019
ISBN
9780599392090
Topic
Philosophy
Subtopic
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Edition
1

Table of contents