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The Resource Divided by faith : religious conflict and the practice of toleration in early modern Europe, Benjamin J. Kaplan

Divided by faith : religious conflict and the practice of toleration in early modern Europe, Benjamin J. Kaplan

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Divided by faith : religious conflict and the practice of toleration in early modern Europe
Title
Divided by faith
Title remainder
religious conflict and the practice of toleration in early modern Europe
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin J. Kaplan
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: As religious violence flares around the world, we are confronted with an acute dilemma: Can people coexist in peace when their basic beliefs are irreconcilable? Benjamin Kaplan responds by taking us back to early modern Europe, when the issue of religious toleration was no less pressing than it is today. Divided by Faith begins in the wake of the Protestant Reformation, when the unity of western Christendom was shattered, and takes us on a panoramic tour of Europe's religious landscape-and its deep fault lines-over the next three centuries. Kaplan's grand canvas reveals the patterns of conflict and toleration among Christians, Jews, and Muslims across the continent, from the British Isles to Poland. It lays bare the complex realities of day-to-day interactions and calls into question the received wisdom that toleration underwent an evolutionary rise as Europe grew more "enlightened." We are given vivid examples of the improvised arrangements that made peaceful coexistence possible and shown how common folk contributed to toleration as significantly as did intellectuals and rulers. Bloodshed was prevented not by the high ideals of tolerance and individual rights upheld today, but by the pragmatism, charity, and social ties that continued to bind people divided by faith. Divided by Faith is both history from the bottom up and a much-needed challenge to our belief in the triumph of reason over faith. This compelling story reveals that toleration has taken many guises in the past and suggests that it may well do the same in the future
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DLC
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Kaplan, Benjamin J
Dewey number
274/.06
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BL640
LC item number
.K37 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religious tolerance
  • Europe
  • Europe
Label
Divided by faith : religious conflict and the practice of toleration in early modern Europe, Benjamin J. Kaplan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [361]-395) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of maps and illustrations -- Introduction -- 1: Obstacles -- 1: Holy zeal: Christian piety in the confessional age -- 2: Corpus christianum: community as religious body -- 3: Flashpoints: the events that triggered violence -- 4: One faith, one law, one king: how religion and politics intersected -- 2: Arrangements -- 5: Gold coin: ecumenical experiments -- 6: Crossing borders: traveling to attend services -- 7: Fictions of privacy: house chapels -- 8: Sharing churches, sharing power: official pluralism -- 3: Interactions -- 9: Friend to the person: individual and group relations -- 10: Transgressions: conversion and intermarriage -- 11: Infidels: Muslims and Jews in Christian Europe -- 4: Changes -- 12: Enlightenment?: the "rise of toleration" reconsidered -- Notes -- Further reading -- Acknowledgments -- Index
  • Obstacles -- A holy zeal -- Christian piety in the confessional age -- Corpus christianum -- The community as religious body -- Flashpoints -- The events that triggered violence -- One faith, one law, one king -- How religion and politics intersected -- Arrangements -- The gold coin -- Ecumenical experiments -- Crossing borders -- Traveling to attend services -- Fictions of privacy -- House chapels -- Sharing churches, sharing power -- Official pluralism -- Interactions -- A friend to the person -- Individual and group relations -- Transgressions -- Conversion and intermarriage -- Infidels -- Muslims and Jews in Christian Europe -- Changes -- Enlightenment -- The "rise of toleration" reconsidered
Control code
104864424
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 415 pages
Isbn
9780674024304
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007011250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)104864424
Label
Divided by faith : religious conflict and the practice of toleration in early modern Europe, Benjamin J. Kaplan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [361]-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of maps and illustrations -- Introduction -- 1: Obstacles -- 1: Holy zeal: Christian piety in the confessional age -- 2: Corpus christianum: community as religious body -- 3: Flashpoints: the events that triggered violence -- 4: One faith, one law, one king: how religion and politics intersected -- 2: Arrangements -- 5: Gold coin: ecumenical experiments -- 6: Crossing borders: traveling to attend services -- 7: Fictions of privacy: house chapels -- 8: Sharing churches, sharing power: official pluralism -- 3: Interactions -- 9: Friend to the person: individual and group relations -- 10: Transgressions: conversion and intermarriage -- 11: Infidels: Muslims and Jews in Christian Europe -- 4: Changes -- 12: Enlightenment?: the "rise of toleration" reconsidered -- Notes -- Further reading -- Acknowledgments -- Index
  • Obstacles -- A holy zeal -- Christian piety in the confessional age -- Corpus christianum -- The community as religious body -- Flashpoints -- The events that triggered violence -- One faith, one law, one king -- How religion and politics intersected -- Arrangements -- The gold coin -- Ecumenical experiments -- Crossing borders -- Traveling to attend services -- Fictions of privacy -- House chapels -- Sharing churches, sharing power -- Official pluralism -- Interactions -- A friend to the person -- Individual and group relations -- Transgressions -- Conversion and intermarriage -- Infidels -- Muslims and Jews in Christian Europe -- Changes -- Enlightenment -- The "rise of toleration" reconsidered
Control code
104864424
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 415 pages
Isbn
9780674024304
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007011250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)104864424

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