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Pierre Bayle and Richard Simon: toleration, natural law, and the Old Testament

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Pierre Bayle (1647–1706) developed an expansive theory of toleration in his Commentaire philosophique (1686) by arguing that tolerance is a universal principle of natural law. However, by situating toleration in natural law rather than positive law, Bayle was brought into theoretical conflict with the Old Testament injunction that the state should punish idolatry. To resolve this conflict, Bayle drew upon the work of early modern Hebraists, particularly the Catholic biblical scholar Richard S...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1080/01916599.2021.1944266

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Sub department:
Theology and Religion Faculty
Oxford college:
Lincoln College
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Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
History of European Ideas Journal website
Volume:
48
Issue:
4
Pages:
382-401
Publication date:
2021-07-14
Acceptance date:
2021-06-03
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EISSN:
1873-541X
ISSN:
0191-6599
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1182308
Local pid:
pubs:1182308
Deposit date:
2021-06-16

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