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Title Paradoxes of religious toleration in early modern political thought / edited by John Christian Laursen and María José Villaverde
Published Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, [2012]
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Contents Spinoza's paradoxes : an atheist who defended the Scriptures? A Freethinking alchemist? / María José Villaverde -- Spinoza on lying for toleration and his intolerance of atheists / John Christian Laursen -- Jansenist fears and Huguenot polemics : Arnauld, Jurieu, and Bayle on obedience and toleration / Luisa Simonutti -- "The general freedom, which all men enjoy" in a confessional state : the paradoxical language of politics in the Dutch Republic (1700-1750) / Henri Krop -- A Leibnizian way to tolerance : between ethical universalism and linguistic diversity / Concha Roldán -- Toleration in China and Siam in late-seventeenth-century European travel literature / Rolando Minutti -- Toleration in Denis Veiras's theocracy / Cyrus Masroori -- David Hume on religious tolerance / Gerardo López Sastre -- Rousseau, a false apostle of tolerance / María José Villaverdi -- Intolerance of fanatics in Bayle, Hume, and Kant / John Christian Laursen -- Tolerance and intolerance in the writings of the French Antiphilosophes (1750-1789) / Jonathan Israel -- Immanuel Kant : tolerance seen as respect / Joaquin Abellán
Summary The early modern theories of religious toleration that were so influential on our own ways of thinking about religion and tolerance were ripe with paradox, ambiguity, inconsistency, hidden flaws, and blind spots. The scholars in this volume explore those weak points in the hope that identifying their causes may help us strengthen our own ideas and promote toleration in ways that can avoid those paradoxes. <br />
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Religious tolerance -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Laursen, John Christian.
Villaverde, Ma. José (María José)
ISBN 0739172182 (electronic bk.)
9780739172186 (electronic bk.)
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