Toleration and the Reformation
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Published by Association Press, Longman in New York, London .
Written in English


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Translation from the French of: Histoire de la tolérance au siècle de la Réforme - Paris: Éditions Montaigne, 1955.

Statementby Joseph Lecler ; translated by T.L. Westow. Vol.1.
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Open LibraryOL17123526M

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Additional Physical Format: Print version: Lecler, Joseph. Toleration and the Reformation. New York Association Press [] (DLC) (OCoLC) I n considering religious toleration, it is helpful to bear in mind that it is not as generous and all-encompassing as religious freedom. The very word is noteworthy. As one distinguished historian of the French Reformation observes: "In English, tolerance is a purely pragmatic attitude One tolerates a necessary evil that cannot be avoided.   Ralph Stevens’ book Protestant Pluralism: The Reception of the Toleration Act, – is an important contribution to this historical field, and sheds new light on a topic that has long deserved a substantial examination. The Toleration Act granted England’s Protestant dissenting ministers legal protection to erect meeting houses. The book examines what toleration means now and meant then, explaining why some early modern thinkers supported persecution and how a growing number came to advocate toleration. Introduced with a survey of concepts and theory, the book then studies the practice of toleration at the time of Elizabeth I and the Stuarts, the Puritan Revolution and 5/5(2).

In this sense, distinguishing the Enlightenment from the Reformation is far from straightforward. Early Reception. By the end of the eighteenth century, Locke’s Letter Concerning Toleration had been published in twenty-six editions, as well as being included in nine editions of his Works and in the Œuvres diverses de Monsieur Jean Locke. Book Series. In these lectures, C. Arnold Snyder offers an important historical study on the subject of religious toleration in the period of the Reformation, breaking new ground based on his own careful reading of Lutheran and Swiss Anabaptist sources. Snyder sheds new light on the nature of Swiss Anabaptism in the latter half of the sixteenth.   The century of the Reformation, in England as elsewhere, sharpened all conflicts and augmented persecution. As the unity of Christendom broke up, the rival parties acquired that sort of confidence in their own righteousness that encourages men to put one another to death for conscience sake; an era of moderation and tolerance gave way to one of ever more savage by: 2. Product Information. This volume offers a re-interpretation of the role of tolerance and intolerance in the European Reformation. It questions the traditional view, which has claimed a progressive development towards greater religious toleration from the beginning of the 16th to the 17th century.