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Persecution or Toleration: An Explication of the Locke-Proast Quarrel, 1689-1704

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Persecution or Toleration: An Explication of the Locke-Proast Quarrel, 1689-1704 - Wolfson, Adam
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This book traces, in detail, the complex contours of the Locke-Proast debate over the question of toleration-revealing the radical case John Locke made on behalf of toleration. Arguing against the pro-persecution arguments of Jonas Proast, Locke developed a broadly humanistic case for toleration rooted in liberal notions of consent, human dependency, and skepticism. Locke's theory would extend to a wide range of religious believers and even atheists. However, at the same time, according to Locke, toleration requires an ...

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Persecution or Toleration: An Explication of the Locke-Proast Quarrel, 1689-1704 2010, Lexington Books, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780739147221

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