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A History Of Freedom Of Thought

Auhtor: J Bury

Language: english
Published: 1913

Genres:

philosophy
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Review by C. F. Hill, August 2006


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Summary of the Book 'A History Of Freedom Of Thought':

Lady Charlotte Bury (ne Campbell) (January 28 1775 ? April 1 1861) was an English novelist who is chiefly remembered in connection with a Diary illustrative of the Times of George IV (1838).

Excerpts from the Book 'A History Of Freedom Of Thought':


... covered by beliefs which authority claimed to impose as true, and reason was warned off the ground. But reason cannot recognize arbitrary prohibitions ...
... and this fact was both an expression and an important condition of their freedom. Homer&rsquos poems were secular, not religious, and it may be noted ...
... made in the case of the Christian sect, and the treatment of this Oriental religion may be said to have inaugurated religious persecution in Europe. ...
... crown on the condition that he should extirpate heresy. If he hesitated to persecute at the command of the Pope, he must be coerced his lands were ...
... was the official term) to the secular authority, asking and charging the magistrate &ldquoto treat him benignantly and mercifully.&rdquo But this. [62] ...
... it. This was the most glaring inconsistency in the Protestant position and the claim which they had thrust aside could not be permanently suppressed. ...
... ground and freedom won more champions. In the meantime the force of political circumstances was compelling governments to mitigate their maintenance ...
... Roman Catholics and Anglicans. If the parliament had had the power, this toleration would have been a mere name. The Presbyterians regarded toleration ...
... based on the principles of rationalistic thinkers, the French Revolution itself has an interest, in connexion with our subject, as an example of the ...
... necessities, seldom inspired by deliberate conviction. We have seen how religious liberty has been realized, so far as the law is concerned, under ...
... to dwell on their vices, but he knew of none such. As for the criminals you meet in history, whose abominable actions make you tremble, their impieties ...
... but the one absurdity of infallibility, and behold a greater absurdity than infallibility is here.&rdquo. I have still to speak of the (Third) Earl ...
... miracles, and it is on miracles that Paley bases the case for Christianity&mdashall other arguments are subsidiary. And his proof of the New Testament ...
... laws. This deadly proposition was asserted early in the nieenth century to be an axiom of science. It was formulated by Mill (in his System of Logic, ...
... human documents, is the work of the nieenth century. Something, indeed, had already been done. Spinoza, for instance (above, p. 138), and Simon, ...
... thought was less prevalent, but that the beliefs of the majority were more aggressive and had powerful spokesmen, while the eighteenth-century form ...
... some agreement must have been reached. The Broad Church movement, the attempts to liberalize Christianity, to pour its old wine into new bottles, ...
... I understand that more than two million copies of its cheap reprints have been sold. [4] The advertisement tax was abolished in 1853, the ...
... is the drift of Mill&rsquos main argument. The present writer would prefer to state the justification of freedom of opinion in a somewhat ...
... Russia, 224. Sacred books, 24, 53 sq., 191 Science, physical, 64 sq., 176 sqq. Secularism, 224 Seeley, J. R., 208 Servetus, 79 Shaftesbury. 148 sqq., ...