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The Resource A letter concerning toleration, (electronic resource)

A letter concerning toleration, (electronic resource)

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A letter concerning toleration
Title
A letter concerning toleration
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter Concerning Toleration by John Locke was originally published in 1689. Its initial publication was in Latin, though it was immediately translated into other languages. In this "letter" addressed to an anonymous "Honored Sir" Locke argues for a new understanding of the relationship between religion and government. One of the founders of Empiricism, Locke develops a philosophy that is contrary to the one expressed by Thomas Hobbes in Leviathan, primarily because it supports toleration for various Christian denominations. Locke's work appeared amidst a fear that Catholicism might be taking over England, and responds to the problem of religion and government by proposing toleration as the answer. Unlike Hobbes, who saw uniformity of religion as the key to a well-functioning civil society, Locke argues that more religious groups actually prevent civil unrest. Locke argues that civil unrest results from confrontations caused by any magistrate's attempt to prevent different religions from being practiced, rather than tolerating their proliferation. Locke's primary goal is to "distinguish exactly the business of civil government from that of religion." He makes use of extensive argument from analogy to accomplish his goal, and relies on several key points. The thing that he wants to persuade the reader of is that government is instituted to promote external interests, relating to life, liberty, and the general welfare, while the church exists to promote internal interests, i.e., salvation. The two serve separate functions, and so, must be considered to be separate institutions
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
261.7
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not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Carol Lewis
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1632-1704
  • 1711-1776
  • 1685-1753
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Locke, John
  • Hume, David
  • Berkeley, George
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philosophy, English
  • Philosophy, English
  • Political science
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Idealism
  • Ethics
  • Toleration
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
A letter concerning toleration, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT15368104
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 28 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9788350015189
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT15368104
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
15368104
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A letter concerning toleration, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT15368104
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 28 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9788350015189
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT15368104
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
15368104
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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