Toleration, Freedom of Conscience, and Religious Liberty


Explores the ideas of toleration, freedom of conscience, and religious liberty through a careful study of philosophers and theologians in the Roman world, where arguments for these concepts first emerged. Also considers the important contributions of early modern political philosophers and discussions by contemporary theorists. Readings may include Cicero, Seneca, Epictetus, Tertullian, Cyprian, Lactantius, St. Augustine, Spinoza, Locke, Rousseau, Roger Williams, Jefferson, Nussbaum, and Forst.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • R
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • CLST 564S
  • HISTORY 564S
  • POLSCI 588S
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring