Worlds of Difference: European Discourses of Toleration, c. 1100-c. 1550 / Edition 1

Worlds of Difference: European Discourses of Toleration, c. 1100-c. 1550 / Edition 1

by Cary J. Nederman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0271020172

ISBN-13: 9780271020174

Pub. Date: 07/14/2000

Publisher: Penn State University Press

Toleration has become a keystone of liberal political philosophy, but with liberalism under attack today as inadequate for dealing with all the problems of a pluralistic world, other resources are needed. Cary Nederman directs our attention to the creative thinking about toleration that preceded the rise of liberalism and canvasses the diverse ideas proposed then

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Toleration has become a keystone of liberal political philosophy, but with liberalism under attack today as inadequate for dealing with all the problems of a pluralistic world, other resources are needed. Cary Nederman directs our attention to the creative thinking about toleration that preceded the rise of liberalism and canvasses the diverse ideas proposed then within Christianity as a response to religious, cultural, national, and ethnic differences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271020174
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
07/14/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction: Toward a More Tolerant Middle Ages 1(10)
Beyond Intolerance: Sources and Sites of Medieval Religious Dispute
11(14)
Demonstration and Mutual Edification in Inter-religious Dialogue
25(14)
Skepticism, Liberty, and the "Clash of Ideas" in John of Salisbury's Writings
39(14)
Negotiating the Tolerant Society: The Travail of William of Rubruck
53(16)
Heresy and Community in Marsiglio of Padua's Political Thought
69(16)
Nationality and the "Variety of Rites" in Nicholas of Cusa
85(14)
Equality, Civilization, and the American Indians in the Writings of Las Casas
99(24)
Conclusion: Tolerating Different Worlds
117(6)
Notes 123(20)
Bibliography 143(10)
Index 153

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