Locke’s philosophy is not only wrongly founded in the Old Testament, continually relying on the creation story of Genesis in order to justify capitalist theory, but it also selectively uses the Bible in order to excuse wealth disparity and social inequality.
Author information: Amy Al-Salaita is graduate of Loyola University Chicago (Class of 2020), where she studied Political Science and Global and International Studies, with a minor in Arabic.
"Locke’s Questionable Use of the Bible in Establishing His Theory of Property,"
Compass: An Undergraduate Journal of American Political Ideas: Vol. 4:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.jsu.edu/compass/vol4/iss1/3