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Religious toleration : "the variety of rites" from Cyrus to Defoe

Author: John Christian Laursen
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Delving into rich but little-known sources, Religious Toleration combats the standard understanding of toleration as a development of the modern West by demonstrating its occurrence in ancient Persia and China, colonial Latin America, and Europe before the Enlightenment. Cyrus of Persia returned the Jews to Jerusalem, founding biblical and Greek traditions of toleration. The ancient Chinese tolerated the Jews as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Christian Laursen
ISBN: 0312222335 9780312222338
OCLC Number: 40820893
Description: xx, 252 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Orientation : clarifying the conceptual issues / John Christian Laursen --
Cyrus II and the political utility of religious toleration / Cyrus Masroori --
Toleration, accommodation, and the East-West dialogue / Zhang Longxi --
Natio and the "Variety of rites" : foundations of religious toleration in Nicholas of Cusa / Cary J. Nederman --
National prejudice and religion in the toleration debate between Bartolomé de Las Casas and Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda / Gerardo López Sastre --
The Spanish struggle for justification in the conquest of America : tolerance and intolerance in early writings on Spanish America / Kevin Terraciano --
The toleration of Muslims in renaissance England : practice and theory / Nabil Matar --
"Woe unto you that laugh now!" : humor and toleration in Overton and Shaftesbury / Sammy Basu --
Bayle and Leibniz : two paradigms of tolerance and some reflections on goodness without God / Sally L. Jenkinson --
From denominationalism to enlightenment : Pufendorf, Le Clerc, and Thomasius on toleration / Simone Zurbuchen --
Daniel Defoe : dissent, economics, and toleration / Daniel Brühlmeier --
Annotated bibliography of religious peace, concord, and toleration literature : 1500-1700 / John Christian Laursen and Cyrus Masroori.
Responsibility: edited by John Christian Laursen.

Abstract:

"Delving into rich but little-known sources, Religious Toleration combats the standard understanding of toleration as a development of the modern West by demonstrating its occurrence in ancient Persia and China, colonial Latin America, and Europe before the Enlightenment. Cyrus of Persia returned the Jews to Jerusalem, founding biblical and Greek traditions of toleration. The ancient Chinese tolerated the Jews as well, and arguments for mutual toleration in early Spanish America came from both the Spanish and the native sides. From medieval times to the rise of commercial society, Europeans experimented with ideas about toleration that have been forgotten until recently."--Jacket.
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