Locke on St Paul, Messianic Secrecy, and the Consummation of Faith

  • Victor Nuovo
Part of the International Archives of the History of Ideas / Archives internationales d'histoire des idées book series (ARCH, volume 203)


Although A Paraphrase and Notes on the Epistles of St Paul must surely count as one of John Locke’s major works, albeit unfinished, it has not received the attention it deserves. Locke’s motives and authorial intentions remain unclear. Little consideration has been given to how this late work relates to his earlier theological writings, in particular to The Reasonableness of Christianity, so it should come as no surprise that the question of how Locke’s thoughts about St Paul might play out in his overall intellectual programme has been largely ignored.


Natural Reason Authorial Intention Messianic Secrecy Theological Reflection Messianic Adventure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyMiddlebury CollegeMiddleburyUSA

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