Sep 9 2003

Locked into Locke?

Critics allege that the traditional, “mainstream” Church of Christ relies too heavily on a system of interpretation inspired by John Locke (1632-1704). This love of the great English thinker goes all the way back to Thomas and Alexander Campbell and the early days of the Restoration Movement. Although contemporary Christians may not be aware of these philosophical underpinnings, the Campbells’ enthusiasm for Locke is supposed to have had both a profound and negative effect on how we interpret Scripture today.
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