In an era of renewed religious extremism, when theological conflicts can and do lead to bloodshed on a widespread scale, the philosophy of John Locke remains ever timely. This collection centers on hisLetter Concerning Toleration, composed in 1685, in which Locke, himself a devout Christian, calls on his fellow believers to disavow religious bigotry. It also includes a number of Locke's other works, including his Essay Concerning Toleration, as well as sections from his Third Letter for Toleration and numerous other writings and memoranda. According to the publisher, it is the first time Locke's writings on toleration have been collected and presented in a fully annotated edition.
Studies in English Literature Summer 2011
John Locke's A Letter Concerning Toleration and Other Writings (edited by Mark Goldie for the Liberty Fund). . . . will be useful for those teaching eighteenth-century religion, literature, and culture, as it also contains a judicious selection of Locke's brief essays and memoranda on the theme of religious toleration. Goldie's is the "first fully annotated edition" of this important text and ought to be attractive to both scholars and students.