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Lockean Intolerance of Mohammedanism with Elizabethan Popery as a Case Study

Updated my old post on Elizabethan persecutions of Roman Catholics by adding new sections on Locke’s views of religious tolerance and with special application to the present Mohammedan situation.

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This post was originally published under the title of Why the Elizabethan Persecution of Roman Catholics was both Just and Right, however I’ve decided to expand and reorient some of the arguments.

Given the recent spate of Mohammedan terrorist attacks I thought that it would be good to outline both the Protestant Two Kingdoms basis of religious tolerance as it articulated by John Locke’s A Letter Concerning Toleration and why it does not apply to certain forms of Mohammedanism as well as Roman Catholicism.

nice647_071516072829 The recent terrorist attack in France, Nice

John Locke’s Basis for Religious Tolerance

It would require an entire post to even outline the Protestant Two Kingdoms theology (see here for that), however I think a brief statement would be helpful in orienting our discussion.

The Protestant Two Kingdoms refers to the spiritual realm, “spiritual” in the sense of the realm of spirits, concerning the inward invisible parts…

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One comment on “Lockean Intolerance of Mohammedanism with Elizabethan Popery as a Case Study

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