A Letter Concerning Toleration

A Letter Concerning Toleration

by John Locke, James H. Tully
     
 

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John Locke's subtle and influential defense of religious toleration as argued in his seminal Letter Concerning Toleration (1685) appears in this edition as introduced by one of our most distinguished political theorists and historians of political thought.

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John Locke's subtle and influential defense of religious toleration as argued in his seminal Letter Concerning Toleration (1685) appears in this edition as introduced by one of our most distinguished political theorists and historians of political thought.

Editorial Reviews

Sam Black
"This edition stands out as a superb pedagogic resource. The translation is highly readable and accompanied by illuminating footnotes. The edition is especially valuable because it assembles many contributions to the debate on religious toleration by Locke's contemporaries, including selections from the exchange between Locke and his most forceful critic Jonas Proast. It is very convenient to have these materials collected for the first time in a single volume. The edition will prove indispensable for courses that investigate the intellectual origins of religious toleration in the West."
Nicholas Wolterstorff
"My guess is that this will shortly become the most used edition of Locke's Letter Concerning Toleration. The editor has an excellent introduction in which he describes the social context of the letter and the place it occupies in Locke's thought. He has done a fine job of bringing up to date the standard translation of Locke's Latin. And it is very useful to have, as an appendix, a few passages on toleration from Locke's other writings and some of the criticisms lodged at the time against Locke's views. All together, this is a fine publication of an important document in the history of religious toleration."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780915145607
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/1983
Series:
Hpc Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
72
Sales rank:
699,162
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.03(d)

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