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A Letter Concerning Toleration (Great Books in Philosophy)

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Ever since humankind raised its head toward the heavens in search of universal understanding and spiritual fulfillment, wars, pogroms, persecution, prejudice, and contempt have been the means of resolving the many and varied disagreements that have arisen over matters religious.

In his Letter Concerning Toleration, Locke offers a compelling plea for freedom of conscience and religious expression. He outlines the limits of social and political incursion into the realm of personal belief or non-belief, discusses the dangers of mixing church and state, and strikes hard at those who would use the power of the state to fulfill religious or political goals. Rational persuasion is always to be encouraged in the hope that wayward souls may find a moral direction in life, but the use of force in such matters is unwarranted and unacceptable.

Locke also addresses the question of denominational infighting and relations among the major religions. Talk of heresy and schism should be set aside in favor of understanding and cooperation to achieve mutually desirable social ends.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780879755980
Editor:
Baird, Robert M.
Editor:
Rosenbaum, Stuart E.
Editor:
Baird, Robert M.
Editor:
Rosenbaum, Stuart E.
Author:
Locke, John
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Location:
Buffalo, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
History - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
Toleration
Subject:
Religious tolerance
Subject:
History & Surveys - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
Religious tolerance -- History -- 17th century.
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Philosophy-Surveys
Subject:
philosophy;politics;religion;political theory;political philosophy;non-fiction;17th century;ethics;classic;locke;enlightenment;liberalism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Great Books in Philosophy
Series Volume:
1962-1963.
Publication Date:
19900531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
78
Dimensions:
8.51x5.40x.25 in. .27 lbs.

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