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How the Idea of Religious Toleration Came to the West

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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 fi ...more
Paperback, 371 pages
Published October 9th 2005 by Princeton University Press (first published 2003)
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Aug 23, 2016 Jeff Cummings rated it it was amazing
An excellent overview of the battle over religious tolerance in the West from Augustine's defense of state persecution of heretics to today.
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A work of intellectual history focusing on the documentary heritage. Its thesis is that religious toleration was not simply the result of religious skepticism or political expediency, but was developed and advocated by sincerely religious people acting in the best interests of their religion.

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