Studies In English Religion In The Seventeenth Century; St. Margaret's Lectures 1903 by Hensley HensonStudies In English Religion In The Seventeenth Century; St. Margaret's Lectures 1903 by Hensley Henson

Studies In English Religion In The Seventeenth Century; St. Margaret's Lectures 1903

byHensley Henson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... Toleration I It is one of the ironies of history that France, the country in which religious bigotry found its extremest expression, led the way in adopting a policy of toleration. As early as 1598, the Edict of Nantes secured to the Protestant minority in that country rights which were still refused to English Nonconformists nearly a century later. When Richelieu finally crushed the political power of the Huguenots, he maintained intact the religious settlement. Dr. Gardiner discusses the reason why England, where, as he freely admits, "the condition of mutual forbearance which renders toleration possible"l was more nearly approached than elsewhere, yet lagged behind France in adopting the policy. "Mutual forbearance" is, indeed, the condition of genuine and lasting toleration, but the political and ecclesiastical situation in England was very unfavourable to an adoption of that policy. "It is not to be denied," says Dr. Gardiner, " that the adoption of a system of toleration would have been in some respects attended with greater difficulties in England than it was in France. What was granted in France was a local toleration for those who lived in certain places. Nothing of the kind would meet the requirements of England. Toleration there must be not local but universal. The men who reverenced the communion-table as an altar, and the men who looked upon it as a mere table to which no reverence was due, lived side by side in the same street." We may observe that this necessity of universal toleration in England delayed the victory of reason until the policy of toleration had been deliberately and intelligently adopted by the nation, and thus secured its permanence. French toleration was the creature of Richelieu's profound statecraft; it...
Title:Studies In English Religion In The Seventeenth Century; St. Margaret's Lectures 1903Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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