Tolerance and religious pluralism in Bayle

García Alonso, Marta . (2019) Tolerance and religious pluralism in Bayle. History of European Ideas, 45 (6), 803-816

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Título Tolerance and religious pluralism in Bayle
Autor(es) García Alonso, Marta
Materia(s) Filosofía
Abstract For the philosopher of Rotterdam, religious coercion has two essential sources of illegitimacy: the linking of religious and ecclesiastical belief and the use of politics for religious purposes. Bayle responds to it, with his doctrine of freedom of conscience, on one hand and by means of the essential distinction between voluntary religious affiliation and political obligation, on the other hand. From my perspective, his doctrine of tolerance does not involve an atheist state, nor does it mean the rejection of the presence of religion in the public space or its displacement to the intimate sphere of the conscience. This paper proposes a reading of Baylean tolerance as a political doctrine that allows the articulation between freedom of conscience (individual), minority confessions (private associations), and official religion (established church). Thus, the Baylean theoretical model could be considered a proposal to provide a normative form to the practice of toleration present in the 17th-century Netherlands.
Palabras clave Pierre Bayle
religious pluralism
freedom of conscience
Editor(es) Taylor & Francis
Fecha 2019-05-14
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Identificador bibliuned:577-0014
DOI - identifier
ISSN - identifier 0191-6599; EISSN: 1873-541X
Nombre de la revista History of European Ideas
Número de Volumen 45
Número de Issue 6
Página inicial 803
Página final 816
Publicado en la Revista History of European Ideas, 45 (6), 803-816
Idioma eng
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Tipo de recurso Article
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Notas adicionales This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in "History of European Ideas" on 14 May 2019, available at:

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