The Limits of Religious Tolerance – a European Perspective

The paper deals with the question of religious tolerance in Europes past and present. Tolerance within Christianity (and within the other so called Abrahamitic or Biblical Religions) is one of the main points. However, the reader is also invited to take a brief look at Europes pre-christian past. To...

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Published in:Journal for the study of religions and ideologies
Main Author: Synek, Eva Maria 1963-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2002]
In:Journal for the study of religions and ideologies
Year: 2002, Volume: 1, Issue: 3, Pages: 39-51
Further subjects:B Islam
B polytheistic beliefs
B Religious Tolerance
B Judaism
B Religious Freedom
B biblical religions
B Christianity
B New Religions Movement
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Summary:The paper deals with the question of religious tolerance in Europes past and present. Tolerance within Christianity (and within the other so called Abrahamitic or Biblical Religions) is one of the main points. However, the reader is also invited to take a brief look at Europes pre-christian past. To some extent, the religious situation of the Roman Empire in particular rather seems to resemble our own experiences with pluralistic societies in todays Europe than medieval and early modern circumstances would do. Even the ancient problems with religious freedom can be linked with modern counterparts. So this paper will avoid long retrospectives at the well known facts of Europes Christian past such as inquisition and European religious wars in order to deal with some more hidden perspectives of European religious history, which were often obscured by the main historiographical narrative.
ISSN:1583-0039
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal for the study of religions and ideologies