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Einige Bemerkungen zur Entstehung der modernen "Gedanken-, Gewissens- und Religionsfreiheit"


Ferber, Rafael (2007). Einige Bemerkungen zur Entstehung der modernen "Gedanken-, Gewissens- und Religionsfreiheit". In: Scoralick, Ruth. Damit sie das Leben haben (Joh 10,10). Festschrift für Walter Kirchschläger zum 60. Geburtstag. Zurich: Theologischer Verlag Zürich, 87-109.

Abstract

In the first part, the paper gives an overview of the central notion of freedom in general, especially positive and negative freedom, freedom of will and freedom of action. It comes to the conclusion that in a secular world, the government has no epistemic or deontic authority in questions of religion. In the second part, it shows that the idea of freedom of religion is quite new and that it is not accepted in every culture. There are two cases which exemplify this insight: the trial and damnation of Socrates and the “Compelle intrare” of Augustinus. The last part of the paper presents the origin and development of the concept of freedom of religion in Samuel Pufendorf’s “De habitu religionis christianae ad vitam civilem” and in John Locke’s “Epistula de tolerantia”. Freedom of religion could only evolve in the course of philosophical and theological interpretation of Christian faith.

Abstract

In the first part, the paper gives an overview of the central notion of freedom in general, especially positive and negative freedom, freedom of will and freedom of action. It comes to the conclusion that in a secular world, the government has no epistemic or deontic authority in questions of religion. In the second part, it shows that the idea of freedom of religion is quite new and that it is not accepted in every culture. There are two cases which exemplify this insight: the trial and damnation of Socrates and the “Compelle intrare” of Augustinus. The last part of the paper presents the origin and development of the concept of freedom of religion in Samuel Pufendorf’s “De habitu religionis christianae ad vitam civilem” and in John Locke’s “Epistula de tolerantia”. Freedom of religion could only evolve in the course of philosophical and theological interpretation of Christian faith.

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Item Type:Book Section, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Philosophy
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy
Language:German
Date:2007
Deposited On:14 Jan 2013 10:16
Last Modified:26 Jan 2017 08:53
Publisher:Theologischer Verlag Zürich
Series Name:Edition NZN bei TVZ
ISBN:978-3-290-20035-0
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