John Locke was a philosopher and political theorist who lived from 1632 to 1704. He was an Englishman who studied at Oxford University and received his medical degree from the University of Cambridge. Locke’s ideas on human nature, liberty, equality and education have had a lasting effect on Western thought.
Locke believed in Pantheism, which is the belief that God is present in everything and that everything is a part of God. Locke rejected the idea that God created the universe out of nothing and instead maintained that God created the world out of himself. In other words, there is no distinction between God and creation; they are one and the same.
Pantheism has roots in ancient Greece but it became popular in Europe during the Enlightenment era when philosophers like Baruch Spinoza made important contributions to its development. Today, pantheism is not widely discussed because many people have trouble reconciling it with religion or science (which hold different views of how the universe came into existence).
In addition, Pantheism differs from theism in that it does not believe in the traditional Christian God who created the world but rather believes that there is only one divine force that is present in all things, including humans.
In fact, Locke’s ideas about the nature of God were heavily influenced by his studies of Hinduism and Buddhism. He believed that all religions had some truth to them and therefore rejected Christianity because he thought it was too narrow minded. Locke’s view on religion has been criticized as being overly simplistic because it fails to explain how evil can exist if God pervades all things.