Tolerantia:A Medieval Concept

  title={Tolerantia:A Medieval Concept},
  author={Istv{\'a}n Pieter Bejczy},
The notion of tolerance is generally considered a product of moder times and in particular of the Age of Reason.1 The enlightened philosophers, who laid the foundations of liberalism and democracy, are often hailed as the men who introduced the notion of tolerance as a means of guaranteeing maximum freedom to the individual members of society. Writings such as the Epistola de tolerantia of John Locke and the Traite sur la tolerance of Voltaire prove indeed that tolerance was an important topic… CONTINUE READING