February 16, 2022
Matthew James Gray recently completed his doctorate on religious toleration and persecution in seventeenth-century England. In this talk, he shares some of the things he learned during his studies.
Specifically, Matt argues that the dynamics of toleration were always multi-dimensional. It wasn’t just that the government had to decide whether to tolerate religious minorities; toleration and intolerance were occurring in various directions, including between the various religious groups themselves. Matt also explores
- the attitudes of the persecutors,
- whether they were absolutists or relativists,
- “the cycle of intolerance”, and
- relevance to today.
This presentation can be viewed on YouTube