Redeeming the Enlightenment: New Histories of Religious Toleration*

@article{Collins2009RedeemingTE,
  title={Redeeming the Enlightenment: New Histories of Religious Toleration*},
  author={Jeffrey R. Collins},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  year={2009},
  volume={81},
  pages={607 - 636}
}
  • J. Collins
  • Published 1 September 2009
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
For some time now, the various registers of our public discourse have been attuned to the immediate relevance of religious toleration as a principle and a practice. The contextual dynamics propelling this interest are diverse, but they consistently trace to the contested hegemony of liberalism. For some, the global rise of Islamic fundamentalism has awakened the ghosts of the medieval “persecuting society” that was liberalism’s original foil.1 Within the domestic American context, the political… 

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