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Humanism and the rhetoric of toleration, Gary Remer

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Humanism and the rhetoric of toleration
Title
Humanism and the rhetoric of toleration
Statement of responsibility
Gary Remer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Religious toleration is much discussed these days. But where did the Western notion of toleration come from?
  • Remer offers the surprising conclusion that humanist thinking on toleration was actually founded on the classical tradition of rhetoric. It was the rhetorician's commitment to decorum, the ability to argue both sides of an issue, and the search for an acceptable epistemological standard in probability and consensus that grounded humanist arguments for toleration
  • Remer also finds that the primary humanist model for full-fledged theory of toleration was the Ciceronian rhetorical category of sermo (conversation)
  • The historical scope of this book is wide-ranging. Remer begins by focusing on the works of four humanists: Desiderius Erasmus, Jacobus Acontius, William Chillingworth, and Jean Bodin. Then he considers the challenges posed to the humanist defense of toleration by Thomas Hobbes and Pierre Bayle. Finally, he shows how humanist ideas have continued to influence arguments for toleration even after the passing of humanism - from John Locke to contemporary American discussions of freedom of speech
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Remer, Gary
Dewey number
261.7/2/09409031
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PA8030.C47
LC item number
R46 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Christian literature, Latin (Medieval and modern)
  • Latin prose literature, Medieval and modern
  • Authors, Latin (Medieval and modern)
  • Latin prose literature, Medieval and modern
  • Rhetoric
  • Religious tolerance
  • Christianity and literature
  • Toleration in literature
  • Humanists
  • Rhetoric
  • Renaissance
  • Verdraagzaamheid
  • Humanisme (cultuurgeschiedenis)
Label
Humanism and the rhetoric of toleration, Gary Remer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-301) 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
Control code
32131416
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 318 pages
Isbn
9780271014807
Lccn
95009739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)32131416
Label
Humanism and the rhetoric of toleration, Gary Remer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-301) 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
Control code
32131416
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 318 pages
Isbn
9780271014807
Lccn
95009739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)32131416

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