Category Archives: 17th Century

Clarification on Yesterday’s Entry on 17th Century Calvinist Rationalism

In yesterday’s entry on Protestant rationalism in 17th century France, it appears I mis-described the link between the Protestant philosopher-polemicists and the philosophy of Rene Descartes. That is, I described Walter Rex’s book as saying that John Cameron introduced Protestantism … Continue reading

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More on Calvinistic Rationalism and the Enlightenment Project

[First Disclaimer: None of my posts about the subject of “Calvinistic rationalism” either historically or today should be taken as “attacks” by myself upon Calvinism. I consider myself a Calvinist; just not an Enlightenment Calvinist. My critical remarks about “Calvinistic … Continue reading

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Leibniz on the Wise and the Powerful

It is to be hoped that the most powerful be always the most wise, or that the most wise be the most powerful; but human wisdom is quite limited, and often the greatest minds make the greatest mistakes.–Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, … Continue reading

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John Locke and Ecclesiastical Atomism

In my entry “John Locke and Religious Toleration,” I produced a number of citations from Locke’s A Letter Concerning Toleration which outlined in general Locke’s theory of the necessity of religious pluralism in a society that wishes to be premised … Continue reading

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A Bit More on Descartes and Locke

Still reading in Descartes and Locke, and finding all kinds of really interesting material that fills in a lot of gaps in various things I’ve been writing over the last year or so regarding problems in certain Evangelical and Reformed … Continue reading

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John Locke on Religious Toleration

Among other projects related to writing up some sustained, source-documented arguments about the corruption of Modern American Christianity by Enlightenment categories, I’m slowly working my way through several works of John Locke (1632-1704), namely his Two Treatises of Government and … Continue reading

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