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Beyond the Persecuting Society

Religious Toleration Before the Enlightenment

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Published by University of Pennsylvania Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christianity,
  • Religion: general,
  • World history: c 1500 to c 1750,
  • Religion,
  • Religion And Politics,
  • Sociology Of Religion,
  • Religion - Church History,
  • History: World,
  • Religious tolerance,
  • Religion - General,
  • Comparative Religion,
  • Medieval,
  • General,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsJohn Christian Laursen (Editor), Cary J. Nederman (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9525090M
    ISBN 10081223331X
    ISBN 109780812233315

    Heresy and the Persecuting Society in the Middle Ages: Essays on the Work of R. I. Moore. "Heresy and the Persecuting Society in the The Origins of European Dissent is clearly the wr-text standing behind the book. Permit me also to emphasize that the collection is in no way a Festschrift for Moore, but rather contains a series of. Key aspects of Formation of a Persecuting Society and No god but God Introduction: Persecution was one of the major attributes of medieval society. The books such as “No God But God,” written by Reza Aslan or the book “The Formation of a Persecuting Society,” written by R.I. Moore, are among the finest elaborations of the.

      In this new edition, R. I. Moore updates and extends his original argument with a new, final chapter, "A Persecuting Society". Here and in a new preface and critical bibliography, he considers the impact of a generation's research and refines his conception of the "persecuting society" accordingly, addressing criticisms of the first : Wiley. The blurred boundary between heresy and orthodoxy and the nature of heresy and popular religion are also discussed. The final chapters consider the formation of the persecuting society and Moore's reflection on scholarship of the late 20th century. The volume offers new insights into the nature of heresy and society in the Middle Ages.

    A" persecuting society" came into being to give effect to the interests of the leaders of society, both lay and clerical, and has remained in place into modern times. As to why these changes occurred during the eleventh century and not before, Moore turns to /5(14).   In this new edition, R. I. Moore updates and extends his original argument with a new, final chapter, "A Persecuting Society". Here and in a new preface and critical bibliography, he considers the impact of a generation's research and refines his conception of the "persecuting society" accordingly, addressing criticisms of the first edition/5(2).


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"Beyond the Persecuting Society confronts the myth that there was no general conception or practice of religious toleration before the Enlightenment It is the great strength of this collection that the diversity and richness of the often tentative allowance for confessional pluralism can be documented at times when unity of faith was.

The first four chapters (essentially the entire first edition) are sound, if a little outdated, and make a compelling case for reading the increased persecution of Jews, lepers, and heretics in the 12th century as a sign of a new "persecuting society" controlled by a new and powerful set of rulers intent on exercising their new domination in a /5.

"Beyond the Persecuting Society confronts the myth that there was no general conception or practice of religious toleration before the Enlightenment It is the great strength of this collection that the diversity and richness of the often tentative allowance for confessional pluralism can be documented at times when unity of faith was Author: John Christian Laursen.

In this Book. Additional Information. Beyond the Persecuting Society: Religious Toleration Before the Enlightenment; Beyond the Persecuting Society offers a detailed and decisive correction to a vision Beyond the Persecuting Society book the past as any less complex in its embrace and abhorrence of.

Moving from Abelard to Aphra Behn, from the apology for the gentiles of the fourteenth-century Talmudic scholar, Menahem ben Solomon Ha-MeIiri, to the rejection of intolerance in the "New Israel" of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Beyond the Persecuting Society offers a detailed and decisive correction to a vision of the past as any less complex.

beyond what was expressed in the book to what might be implied by the label ‘persecuting society,’ applied either to Europe or any other. In short, like most serious historical writing, The Formation of a Persecuting Society reported work and thought in progress.

What historians write is always incomplete and provisional, but thisFile Size: 1MB. Beyond the Persecuting Society Book Description: There is a myth-easily shattered-that Western societies since the Enlightenment have been dedicated to the ideal of protecting the differences between individuals and groups, and another-too readily accepted-that before the rise of secularism in the modern period, intolerance and persecution held.

Beyond the Persecuting Society gives evidence of pockets of religious coexistence and of developments in toleration theory in Christian, Talmudic, literary, and philosophical authors of medieval and early modern Europe. Either book would be appropriate for an undergraduate or graduate course on political theory.

In Beyond the Persecuting Society John Christian Laursen, Cary J. Nederman, and nine other scholars dismantle this second generalization.

If intolerance and religious persecution have been at the root of some of the greatest suffering in human history, it is nevertheless the case that toleration was practiced and theorized in medieval and early.

There is a myth--easily shattered--that Western societies since the Enlightenment have been dedicated to the ideal of protecting the differences between individuals and groups, and another--too readily accepted--that before the rise of secularism in the modern period, intolerance and persecution held sway throughout Europe.

In Beyond the Persecuting Society John Christian. Beyond the Persecuting Society constructs a history of toleration from the Middle Ages through the seventeenth century.

There is a myth--easily shattered--that Western societies since the Enlightenment have been dedicated to the ideal of protecting the differences between individuals and groups, and another--too readily accepted--that before the rise of secularism in the Author: John Christian Laursen, Cary J.

Nederman. While the many strands that led to a society dominated by a system of centralized powers are admittedly beyond the purview of the book, Moore presents a compelling explanation for a process that helped consolidate that power­the development of a persecuting society.

Get this from a library. Beyond the persecuting society: religious toleration before the Enlightenment. [John Christian Laursen; Cary J Nederman;] -- "There is a Myth - easily shattered - that Western societies since the Enlightenment have been dedicated to the ideal of protecting the differences between individuals and groups, and another - too.

When first published inMoore's work was well received and now comes to represent a dominant paradigm - with his concept of a "persecuting society" widely accepted. The study raises wider questions of how relevant his analysis is beyond Western by: Beyond the persecuting society: religious toleration before the Enlightenment / edited by John Christian Laursen and Gary J.

Nederman. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN o-8ii-X (alk. paper). — ISBN (pbk.: alk. paper) i. Religious tolerance—History. Laursen, John Christian. Nederman, Gary by: Editorial Reviews "Beyond the Persecuting Society confronts the myth that there was no general conception or practice of religious toleration before the Enlightenment It is the great strength of this collection that the diversity and richness of the often tentative allowance for confessional pluralism can be documented at times when unity of faith was seen as no less necessary than Price: $ beyond what was expressed in the book to what might be implied by the label ‘persecuting society,’ applied either to Europe or any other.

In short, like most serious historical writing, The Formation of a Persecuting Societyreported work and thought in progress. What historians write is always incomplete and provisional, but thisFile Size: KB.

Abstract. This reappraisal of The Formation of a Persecuting Society () argues that R. Moore’s book fundamentally reshaped how medievalists think about the repression of heresy and of various “others” in medieval society.

It notes also, however, that the book has often been misread as an exemplar of “Foucauldian gloom” and as representing Author: John H.

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by Laursen, John Christian / Nederman, Cary J. UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PR95 € / $ / £* Add to Cart. eBook. R.I. Moore’s centralized thought in The Formation of a Persecuting Society is based on two ideas: that Europe became a persecuting society during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, and that the spirit of persecution remains in modern European society today.

Moore does not discard the fact that persecution existed in the region prior to those centuries; however he notes that early. There is a mytheasily shatteredthat Western societies since the Enlightenment have been dedicated to the ideal of protecting the differences between individuals and groups, and anothertoo readily acceptedthat before the rise of secularism in the modern period, intolerance and persecution held sway throughout Europe.

In Beyond the Persecuting Society John .Robert Ian "Bob" Moore FRHistS (born ), most commonly known as R. I. Moore, is a British historian who is Professor Emeritus of History at Newcastle specialises in medieval history and has written several influential works on the subject of heresy.

Moore was a pioneer in the UK of the teaching of world history to undergraduate students, has published numerous Alma mater: Merton College, Oxford. The Formation of a Persecuting Society is the result of years of research within this area.I came across this book during the first year of my history degree.

It instantly became one of the most enjoyable and informative books that I had ever read/5(18).