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Author Zagorin, Perez.

Title How the idea of religious toleration came to the West / Perez Zagorin.

Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2003.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  261.7209 Z13h 2003    ---  Available
Description xvi, 371 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-365) and index.
Contents Religious toleration : the historical problem -- The Christian theory of religious persecution -- The advent of Protestantism and the toleration problem -- The first champion of religious toleration : Sebastian Castellio -- The toleration controversy in the Netherlands -- The great English toleration controversy, 1640-1660 -- John Locke and Pierre Bayle -- Conclusion : the idea of religious toleration in the Enlightenment and after.
Summary Publisher's description: Religious intolerance, so terrible and deadly in its recent manifestations, is nothing new. In fact, until after the eighteenth century, Christianity was perhaps the most intolerant of all the great world religions. How Christian Europe and the West went from this extreme to their present universal belief in religious toleration is the momentous story fully told for the first time in this timely and important book by a leading historian of early modern Europe. Perez Zagorin takes readers to a time when both the Catholic Church and the main new Protestant denominations embraced a policy of endorsing religious persecution, coercing unity, and, with the state's help, mercilessly crushing dissent and heresy. This position had its roots in certain intellectual and religious traditions, which Zagorin traces before showing how out of the same traditions came the beginnings of pluralism in the West.
Subject Religious tolerance -- Christianity -- History.
ISBN 0691092702 (alk. paper)
9780691092706 (alk. paper)
Standard No. UKM bA3V9238
NLGGC 269678875
NLGGC 247753874
YDXCP 1984169
NZ1 7285369
NZ1 7832499

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