Friday, November 6, 2009

Redeeming the Enlightenment: New Histories of Religious Toleration

Jeffrey R. Collins of Queen's University has a heck of a review article in the latest issue of The Journal of Modern History.

The 30-page article reviews the following titles:


Chris Beneke, Beyond Toleration: The Religious Origins of American Pluralism (Oxford 2006)

Justin Champion, Republican Learning: John Toland and the Crisis of Christian Culture, 1696-1722 (Manchester 2003)

Ole Peter Grell and Roy Porter, eds., Toleration in Enlightenment Europe (Cambridge 2006)

R. Po-Chia Hsia and Henk van Nierop, ed., Calvinism and Religious Toleration in the Dutch Golden Age (Cambridge 2002)

Jonathan I. Israel, Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man, 1670-1752 (Oxford 2006)

Benjamin J. Kaplan, Divided By Faith: Religious Conflict and the Practice of Toleration in Early Modern Europe (Harvard 2007)

John Marshall, John Locke, Toleration, and Early Enlightenment Culture (Cambridge 2006)

Andrew Murphy, Conscience and Community: Revisiting Toleration and Religious Dissent in Early Modern England and America (Pennsylvania State 2001)

Cary Nederman, Worlds of Difference: European Discourses of Toleration, c. 1100-c. 1550 Pennslyvania State, 2000)

Joris Van Eijnatten, Liberty and Concord in the United Provinces: Religious Toleration and the Public in the Eighteenth-Century Netherlands (Brill 2003)

Alexandra Walsham, Charitable Hatred: Tolerance and Intolerance in England, 1500-1700 (Manchester 2006)

Perez Zagorin, How the Idea of Religious Toleration Came to the West (Princeton 2003)

1 comment:

  1. This looks like a great read.

    I was just thinking about this subject the other day, not least how it relates to our modern predicament (with all its pluralism, relativism and solipsism) and a Christian's cognitive rest and relationships with Christians from other traditions.

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