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How the Idea of Religious Toleration Came to the West

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Zagorin takes readers back to a time when the churches of the west dedicated themselves to crushing all dissent and then introduces the reader to early advocates of tolerance who found the seeds of a more tolerant and pluralistic philosophy in the great religious texts and by: 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.

"The best introduction to the ideas of religious freedom can be found in Zagorin's volume [It] is never dull and often exciting."—James Q. Wilson, Los Angeles Times Book Review "Ever since the Enlightenment, most Western governments have accepted religious toleration.

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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/5.

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How the Idea of Religious Toleration Came to the West Princeton paperbacks: Author: Perez Zagorin: Edition: illustrated, reprint: Publisher: Princeton University Press, ISBN:4/5(1). CHAPTER 4. The First Champion of Religious Toleration: Sebastian Castellio; CHAPTER 5.

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The Toleration Controversy in the Netherlands; CHAPTER 6. The Great English Toleration Controversy, –; CHAPTER 7. John Locke and Pierre Bayle; CHAPTER 8. Conclusion: The Idea of Religious Toleration in the Enlightenment and After; NOTES; INDEX.

In the well-researched How the Idea of Religious Toleration Came to the West, Perez Zagorin examines how and why Europeans and Americans rejected the practice of religious intolerance and came. How the Idea of Religious Toleration Came to the West.

Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, xviii + pp. index. illus. $ ISBN: 0–––2. As descendants of the Enlightenment tradition, historians have long been interested in the development of toleration, one of modernity’s most cherished RENAISSANCE.

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In fact, until after the eighteenth. How the Idea of Religious Toleration Came to the West. Religious intolerance, so terrible and deadly in its recent manifestations, is nothing new.

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Bresler, Theology Today. Zagorin's exposition of the ideas on toleration emerging in the west in the early modern period is richly illuminating. Theology Today - Kimberly A. Bresler. The best introduction to the ideas of religious freedom can be found in Zagorin's volume [It] is never dull and often exciting.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on 5/5(2). Book InformationHow the Idea of Religious Toleration Came to the West. How the Idea of Religious Toleration Came to the West Perez Zagorin Pp. xviii + Princeton Princeton University Press The trial and execution of Servetus, writes Zagorin, provoked a great controversy concerning religious toleration.

It was a religious debate championed by Sebastian Castellio, a relatively unknown who in wrote a small book, Concerning Heretics – anonymously and with false names for the printer and the place of publication. Books. Nonfiction. Share- How the Idea of Religious Toleration Came to the West by Perez Zagorin (, Perfect) How the Idea of Religious Toleration Came to the West by Perez Zagorin (, Perfect) Be the first to write a review.

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In fact, until after the eighteenth century, Christianity was perhaps the most intolerant of all the great. How the Idea of Religious Toleration Came to the West. By PerezZagorin. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, xvii + pp. $ cloth. Combining elements of theology, philosophy, history, and politics, this intellectual history is less focused on thinkers than on a singular ideal: how the concept of religious toleration and freedom was born."--Library Journal "Zagorin's exposition of the ideas on toleration emerging in the west in the early modern period is richly illuminating."--Kimberly A.

Bresler, Theology Today "This is an altogether /5(37). Perez Zagorin, How the Idea of Religious Toleration Came to the West, Princeton University Press:xvi+ pp, hardcover.

“Of all the great world religions past and present, Christianity has been by far the most intolerant” (1). These provocative words open Perez Zagorin’s incisive book, How the Idea of Religious Toleration Came to the West.

Zagorin takes readers back to a time when the churches of the west dedicated themselves to crushing all dissent and then introduces the reader to early advocates of tolerance who found the seeds of a more tolerant and pluralistic philosophy in the great religious texts and tradition.

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 a.

America’s True History of Religious Tolerance The idea that the United States has always been a bastion of religious freedom is reassuring—and utterly at odds with the historical record. How the Idea of Religious Toleration Came to the West avg rating — 37 ratings — published — 5 editions Want to Read saving /5(9).

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The fullest development of the concept of religious toleration in the West occurred in Christian Europe between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. The emergence and establishment of religious pluralism in modern societies, and most notably in the Western world, has been very largely the result of the evolution and gradual victory of the principle of religious toleration on a variety of.

Perez Zagorin, "How the Idea of Religious Toleration Came to the West," Princeton University Press, (). Reviews the vicious persecutions of minorities within European Christianity and the emergence of the concept of religious toleration in the 16th and 17th century.

Read reviews or order this book.Numerous historians have documented the rise of the idea of religious liberty following the Reformation. Pride of place is often given to John Locke and his Letters Concerning Toleration.

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On the continent, the most important advocate for religious toleration was the French thinker, Pierre Bayle. The Great Awakening was a religious revival that impacted the English colonies in America during the s and s.

The movement came at a time when the idea.