Reflections at the Intersection of American History, Religion, Politics, and Academic Life
Professor Fea - great tweets! I look forward to reading some of Shah's work on Tertullian.Another good source not listed is:Justifying Religious Freedom: The Western Tradition by E. Gregory WallaceOn p, 504 Wallace concludes: “While Tertullian was the first to articulate a general principle ofreligious freedom, his arguments were not well developed and had asomewhat limited effect, being addressed to his Roman persecutors and not to fellow-Christians who were in disagreement with other Christians. His writings on toleration, however, are the most important Christian source for Lactantius, who “draws on Tertullian for his idea that religion requires liberty” and in so doing provides Constantine with the basis for a remarkably progressive policy of religious freedom.” http://pennstatelawreview.org/articles/114%20Penn%20St.%20L.%20Rev.%20485.pdf 114 Penn St. L. Rev. 485
Interesting, John. Thanks for reading.
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