Worlds of Difference
European Discourses of Toleration, c. 1100c. 1550
By (author) Cary J. Nederman
Publication date:15 September 2000
Length of book:168 pages
PublisherPenn 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 within Christianity as a response to religious, cultural, national, and ethnic differences.
—Gary Remer, Tulane University