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Author Coornhert, D. V. (Dirk Volkertszoon), 1522-1590.

Title Synod on the freedom of conscience : a thorough examination during the gathering held in the year 1582 in the city of Freetown / D.V. Coornhert ; translated, edited, annotated by Gerrit Voogt.

Imprint Amsterdam [Netherlands] : Amsterdam Univ. Press, 2008.


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Description 1 online resource (240 pages)
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Series Bibliotheca dissidentium Neerlandicorum
Amsterdamse Gouden Eeuw reeks, 1875-9599
Bibliotheca dissidentium Neerlandicorum.
Amsterdam studies in the Dutch golden age.
Note This volume is jointly published with the Amsterdam Center for the Study of the Golden Age.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Language Transl. from the Dutch.
Note Print version record.
Contents First Session: Whether or not the true visible Church of Christ may err -- Second Session: Proofs based on antiquity, customs, and traditions -- Third Session: Rules and ceremonies not based on scripture -- Fourth Session: The credibility of the patristic writings -- Fifth Session: Proofs taken from councils and consensus -- Sixth Session: Proofs based on examples from ecclesiastical histories -- Seventh Session: Proofs from pagans -- Eighth Session: Passing judgment on everyone, yet not wanting to suffer anyone's judgment -- Ninth Session: Who is to judge on doctrine -- Tenth Session: Whether judgment of heresy belongs to the civil or the ecclesiastical authority -- Eleventh Session: Freedom of conscience in faith as well as in its exercise and whether only the exercise of what the civil magistrate judges to be the true religion shall be allowed, and none else -- Twelfth Session: Those who criticize doctrine or disturb the external peace of the Church, and how they ought to be punished.
Thirteenth Session: Those whose teachings differ from those of the Church, and whether they ought to be punished by death -- Fourteenth Session: Whether or not we should dispute with those who teach differently -- Fifteenth Session: The writing, publishing, printing, selling, having and reading of tracts and books -- Sixteenth Session: Condemning others without hearing them -- Seventeenth Session: Whether it is in accord with scripture that religious leaders appeal to the magistrate for support of their doctrine -- Eighteenth Session: Denouncing mercifulness, praising severity, and counseling bloodshed in matters of faith -- Nineteenth Session: Whether it is right for religious leaders to tell the civil magistrate that they have duty towards God to kill some people for matters of religion.
Summary The first complete English translation of Dirck Coornhert's 1630 Synod on the Freedom of Conscience, one of the most elaborate and powerful pleas for religious tolerance published in early modern Europe.
Subject Freedom of religion -- Netherlands -- History -- 16th century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
History of Western philosophy.
Western philosophy: Medieval and Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600.
Religion and beliefs.
PHILOSOPHY -- General.
Freedom of religion. (OCoLC)fst00934030
Netherlands. (OCoLC)fst01204034
Chronological Term 1500-1599
Indexed Term Multi-User.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Voogt, Gerrit, 1954-
Amsterdams Centrum voor de Studie van de Gouden Eeuw.
Other Form: Print version: Coornhert, D.V. (Dirk Volkertszoon), 1522-1590. Synod on the freedom of conscience. Amsterdam [Netherlands] : Amsterdam Univ. Press, 2008 9789089640826 9089640827 (OCoLC)299027491
ISBN 9789048507993 (electronic bk.)
9048507995 (electronic bk.)
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DEBSZ 422013676
GBVCP 1003601545
GBVCP 802821723
GBVCP 865732256
NZ1 13334690
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