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The Long Truce: How Toleration Made the World Safe for Power and Profit

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The political dogma of toleration is little more than a tool of the modern state in its drive for power and wealth. In The Long Truce , A. J. Conyers shows that by banishing questions of ultimate meaning from public life, the modern version of toleration has debased our politics and undermined social cohesion. He argues provocatively for a return to the authentic toleration found in pre-Reformation Christianity.
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ISBN-13: 9781602581845
ISBN-10: 1602581843
Pagini: 266
Dimensiuni: 152 x 228 x 21 mm
Greutate: 0.43 kg
Editura: Baylor University Press
Colecția Baylor University Press (US)


The Long Truce is a book to read and reread. -Donald Livingston, Professor of Philosophy, Emory University
Conyers's book launches an engaging assault on one of the great sacred cows of modern political science and religious studies, the doctrine of toleration....this is a provocative work that ought to be read widely by undergraduates as well as graduate students in ethics and political science, not only for the genealogy of toleration that it offers but also for its constructive proposal. -- Religious Studies Review


Preface 1. The Cunning of History 2. The Ecumenical Impulse 3. A Feeling of Uncertainty 4. Thomas Hobbes and the Fears of Modernity 5. Pierre Bayle and the Modern Sanctity of the Individual 6. John Locke and the Politics of Toleration 7. The Triumph of Toleration 8. The Shadow Leviathan 9. Nihilism and the Catholic Vision 10. High Tolerance Notes Index