Humanism and the Rhetoric of Toleration

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Religious toleration is much discussed these days. But where did the Western notion of toleration come from? In this thought-provoking book Gary Remer traces arguments for religious toleration back to the Renaissance, demonstrating how humanist thinkers initiated an intellectual tradition that has persisted even to our present day. Although toleration has long been recognized as an important theme in Renaissance humanist thinking, many scholars have mistakenly portrayed the humanists as proto-Englightenment rationalists and ...

Humanism and the Rhetoric of Toleration 2008, Penn State University Press, University Park, PA

ISBN-13: 9780271028118

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