It la the purpose of this thesis to present a sound
exposition of Locke's theological opinions. The rationalism
of Locke has been generally regarded by orthodox theologians
as having exerted a disintegrating Influence in theology.
His name has usually been associated with the Delstic
movement. But side by side with the rationalism in Locke's
theology there is evidence of sincere belief in its super¬
natural elements. With this in mind Mc O-lffert has character¬
ized Locke as a "rational supernaturallst." Soon after
Locke's death, however, the supernatural element in his
theology was shown to have an untenable foundation and
his position in this respect was undermined. As a result
this side of his theology has been neglected. It Is our
purpose to show the relationship of these two aspects of
Locke's thought, the content of each, and the substance of
his teaching on the Church and toleration.