The Connection between the Unitarian Thought and Early Modern Political Philosophy

The aim of my paper is to show links and parallels between Lockes concept of the state of nature and the Unitarian (Socinian) denial of original sin. At first I will give an overview of the Unitarian history and thought, then I will logically and philologically demon- strate a parallelism of Lockes...

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Published in:Journal for the study of religions and ideologies
Main Author: Béla, Mester
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2002]
In:Journal for the study of religions and ideologies
Year: 2002, Volume: 1, Issue: 3, Pages: 142-157
Further subjects:B Theology
B Unitarianism
B Modernity
B Legislation
B Locke
B Religion
B Original Sin
B Gyorgy Enyedy
B History
B Transylvania
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Summary:The aim of my paper is to show links and parallels between Lockes concept of the state of nature and the Unitarian (Socinian) denial of original sin. At first I will give an overview of the Unitarian history and thought, then I will logically and philologically demon- strate a parallelism of Lockes hidden anthropology and the Unitarian doctrine on human being, with data of Lockes Unitarian readings, especially writings of a Transylvanian theologian in the late 16th century, György Enyedi.
ISSN:1583-0039
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal for the study of religions and ideologies