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Beyond the persecuting society : religious toleration before the Enlightenment

Author: John Christian Laursen; Cary J Nederman
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1998.
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"There is a Myth - easily shattered - that Western societies since the Enlightenment have been dedicated to the ideal of protecting the differences between individuals and groups, and another - too readily accepted - that before the rise of secularism in the modern period, intolerance and persecution held sway throughout Europe. In Beyond the Persecuting Society John Christian Laursen, Cary J. Nederman, and nine  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beyond the persecuting society.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)605167333
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Christian Laursen; Cary J Nederman
ISBN: 081223331X 9780812233315 0812215672 9780812215670
OCLC Number: 37211323
Description: vi, 288 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: discourses and contexts of tolerance in medieval Europe / Cary J. Nederman --
Peter Abelard and the enigma of dialogue / Constant J. Mews --
Toleration, skepticism, and the "clash of ideas": principles of liberty in the writings of John of Salisbury / Cary J. Nederman --
Ha-Me'iri's theory of religious toleration / Gary Remer --
Introduction: the transformations of the long sixteenth century / Randolph C. Head --
"Heretics be not in all things heretics": Cardinal Pole, his circle, and the potential for toleration / Thomas F. Mayer. Concept of toleration in the Colloquium Heptaplomeres of Jean Bodin / Marion Leathers Kuntz --
Religious coexistence and confessional conflict in the Vier Dorfer: practices of toleration in Eastern Switzerland, 1525-1615 / Randolph C. Head --
Introduction: contexts and paths to toleration in the seventeenth century / John Christian Laursen --
Samuel von Pufendorf and toleration / Detlef Doring --
Baylean liberalism: tolerance requires nontolerance / John Christian Laursen --
"Religion set the world at odds"; deism and the climate of religious tolerance in the works of Aphra Behn / Arlen Feldwick and Cary J. Nederman. Skepticism about religion and millenarian dogmatism: two sources of toleration in the seventeenth century / Richard H. Popkin --
Problem of toleration in the New Israel: religious communalism in seventeenth-century Massachusetts / H. Frank Way.
Responsibility: edited by John Christian Laursen and Cary J. Nederman.

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