Theology & Philosophy

Reformed and Unreformed Liberty: Turretin, Spinoza, and Locke


This conference examined Francis Turretin's reformed theology, contrasting it with that of John Locke and Baruch Spinoza in terms of the foundations and implications of religious faith and liberty.


Conference Readings

Locke, John. A Letter Concerning Toleration and Other Writings. Edited by Mark Goldie. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2010.

Locke, John. “Reasons for Tolerating Papists Equally with Others.” St. John’s College. (September 19, 2019).

Spinoza, Baruch. Theological-Political Treatise. Translated by Samuel Shirley. Indianapolis: Hackett, 1991.

Turretin, Francis. Institutes of Elenctic Theology Volumes 1-3. Edited by James T. Dennison, Jr. Translated by George Musgrave Gioger. Phillipsburg, New Jersey: P & R Publishing, 1997.