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Putting topical debates in historic standpoint, the essays by means of prime students of heritage, literature and political technological know-how discover problems with distinction and variety, inclusion and exclusion, and religion when it comes to numerous Christian teams, Jews and Muslims within the context of either early smooth and modern England and the US.
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We should not assume – Whiggishly – that the outcome is inevitable or that Islam is bound to follow a Western Christian trajectory. Even if it does, we may expect the debate to be protracted. For religious believers, ancient scripture, historic tradition and communal consensus carry much greater weight than they do for modern secular liberals. Traditional interpretations are innocent until proven guilty. Presbyterians, who had once condemned religious toleration as a ‘wicked doctrine’ eventually came to embrace the principle of religious liberty, but only after decades of political turmoil and intellectual change.
Samuel Preus, Spinoza and the Irrelevance of Biblical Authority (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001); Noel Malcolm, ‘Hobbes, Ezra and the Bible: The History of a Subversive Idea’, in his Aspects of Hobbes (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), Chapter 12; David Katz, God’s Last Words: Reading the English Bible from the Reformation to Fundamentalism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), pp. 70–152. 26. Marshall, John Locke, p. 17. 27. Michael Hunter, ‘Aikenhead the Atheist’, in his Science and the Shape of Orthodoxy (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 1995), pp.
16, 22, 28–30; [Robinson], John the Baptist, pp. 20, 85–86, 99. 55. [Robinson], Liberty of Conscience, p. 3. See also pp. 14–20; [Robinson], John the Baptist, pp. 6–7, 84–85 56. Complete Prose Works of John Milton, VII, pp. 239, 277, 281, 260, 290–91. 57. John Milton, Complete Shorter Poems, ed. John Carey (London: Longman, 1971), p. 295. ), Milton and the Jews (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008); Guibbory, Christian Identity, Jews and Israel, esp. Chapter 8. 58. Rex, Essays on Pierre Bayle, Chapter 6.
Religious Tolerance in the Atlantic World: Early Modern and Contemporary Perspectives by Eliane Glaser