The Anti-Catholic Roots of Liberal and Republican Conceptions of Freedom in English Political Thought

@article{Fatovic2005TheAR,
  title={The Anti-Catholic Roots of Liberal and Republican Conceptions of Freedom in English Political Thought},
  author={Clement Fatovic},
  journal={Journal of the History of Ideas},
  year={2005},
  volume={66},
  pages={37 - 58}
}
Intense religious and political hostility to Roman Catholicism, or "popery" as its detractors referred to it, played a pervasive and constitutive role in the development of both liberal and republican conceptions of liberty in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English political thought. Liberal and republican thinkers alike endorsed both individual and collective notions of liberty, such as freedom of thought and the idea of a free state, in contradistinction to various political and… Expand

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