Beyond Toleration: The Religious Origins of American Pluralism
Bryant, Lynn Ross, Journal of Church and State
Beyond Toleration: The Religious Origins of American Pluralism. By Chris Beneke. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. 305pp. $35.00.
Professor Beneke's subject is the development of pluralism in eighteenth-century America, with the acceptance of "toleration" as a legitimate understanding of the place of (most) religions in America beginning in the 1720s and then "beyond toleration" to "religious liberty" by the 1790s. The force of the book is to demonstrate through an extensive compilation and analysis of primary and secondary materials the rapid changes in attitudes toward religions that occurred during this period and to suggest that there was more general agreement on a …
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Publication information: Article title: Beyond Toleration: The Religious Origins of American Pluralism. Contributors: Bryant, Lynn Ross - Author. Journal title: Journal of Church and State. Volume: 50. Issue: 2 Publication date: Spring 2008. Page number: 361+. © 1999 J.M. Dawson Studies in Church and State. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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