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Racjonalne chrześcijaństwo Locke’a. O kontekście teologicznych poglądów religijnego człowieka oświecenia

Data: 14.05.2021
Czas rozpoczęcia: 16:00
Miejsce: Microsoft Teams
Organizator: Zespół badawczy projektu „Między sekularyzacją a reformą”, kierownik: dr Anna Tomaszewska
Kontakt: anna.tomaszewska@uj.edu.pl

Zespół badawczy projektu „Między sekularyzacją a reformą. Racjonalizm religijny końca XVII wieku i epoki Oświecenia” zaprasza na trzynaste seminarium badawcze z cyklu „Enlightenment and Religion”. W ramach seminarium wykład zatytułowany Locke’s Reasonable Christianity: A Religious Enlightener’s Theology in Context wygłosi Prof. Diego Lucci z American University in Bulgaria oraz The Univeristy of Hamburg.

Osoby zainteresowane udziałem w seminarium prosimy o zgłoszenie chęci uczestnictwa za pośrednictwem strony www projektu: https://www.religiousrationalism.com/event-info/lecture-by-prof-diego-lucci-american-univ-in-bulgaria-and-univ-of-hamburg lub wysłanie zgłoszenia na adres: religious.rationalism@iphils.uj.edu.pl z prośbą o dołączenie do zespołu uczestników seminarium. Więcej informacji na temat projektu i seminarium można znaleźć na stronie: https://www.religiousrationalism.com/events. Seminarium ma charakter otwarty.

 

Streszczenie wykładu (ang.): John Locke’s religious interests, concerns, and views permeate his oeuvre and are expressed openly in his later theological writings, which represent the culmination of his studies. In The Reasonableness of Christianity (1695) and other public as well as private texts, Locke explained his religious ideas in an unsystematic and, at times, ambiguous way. However, an accurate analysis of Locke’s public writings and theological manuscripts reveals that his religion was a unique, heterodox, internally coherent version of Protestant Christianity. Locke had good knowledge of the theological debates and controversies of the time, and his religious thought denotes many similarities with heterodox theological currents such as Socinianism and Arminianism. Nevertheless, he always made sure that his religious views were consistent with, and indeed grounded in, the Scriptures, since he adhered to the Protestant doctrine of sola Scriptura. The main elements of Locke’s Christianity are an original historical method of biblical interpretation, a moralist soteriology based on a theistic and rationalist ethics and revolving around the fundamentals of Christianity (i.e., repentance for sin, obedience to the divine moral law, and faith in Jesus the Messiah), a mortalist position concerning death and resurrection, and a non-Trinitarian Christology. Due to Locke’s heterodoxy, and particularly to his moralism, mortalism, and disregard of the Trinity, his religious views attracted criticism from different quarters but, in the long run, had an impact on the Enlightenment search for a “reasonable” religion and, also, on the development of several Protestant movements (e.g., Unitarianism, Methodism, and various Baptist churches). Therefore, his legacy as a theologian, albeit largely neglected by historiography, eventually proved to be as significant as his contributions in the fields of epistemology and political theory.

 

Diego Lucci – profesor filozofii i historii American University in Bulgaria, obecnie prowadzący badania w Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies na Uniwersytecie w Hamburgu, członek Royal Historical Society. Wśród jego publikacji znajdują się monografie: Scripture and Deism (2008) oraz John Locke’s Christianity (2021), był także współredaktorem tomu Atheism and Deism Revalued (z Waynem Hudsonem i Jeffreyem R. Wigelsworthem, 2014).

 

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