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Source: John Locke, A Letter concerning Toleration and Other Writings, edited and with an Introduction by Mark Goldie (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2010). Chapter: Further Reading.

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FURTHER READING

On Tolerance and Intolerance

  • Coffey, John. Persecution and Toleration in Protestant England, 1558–1689. Harlow: Longman, 2000.
  • Grell, O. P., J. I. Israel, and N. Tyacke, eds. From Persecution to Toleration: The Glorious Revolution and Religion in England. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991.
  • Israel, Jonathan I. Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Eman cipation of Man, 1670–1752. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Kaplan, Benjamin J. Divided by Faith: Religious Conflict and the Practice of Toleration in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2007.
  • Marshall, John. John Locke, Toleration, and Early Enlightenment Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • Murphy, Andrew R. Conscience and Community: Revisiting Toleration and Religious Dissent in Early Modern England and America. Philadelphia: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2001.
  • Walsham, Alexandra. Charitable Hatred: Tolerance and Intolerance in England, 1500–1700. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006.
  • Zagorin, Perez. How the Idea of Religious Toleration Came to the West. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003.

By Locke

  • Epistola de Tolerantia: A Letter on Toleration. Edited by Raymond Klibansky and J. W. Gough. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1968.
  • An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Edited by Peter H. Nidditch. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1975.
  • An Essay Concerning Toleration and Other Writings on Law and Politics, 1667–1675. Edited by J. R. Milton and Philip Milton. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Political Essays. Edited by Mark Goldie. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
  • The Reasonableness of Christianity. Edited by John C. Higgins-Biddle. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • Selected Correspondence. Edited by Mark Goldie. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • Selected Political Writings. Edited by Paul E. Sigmund. New York: W. W. Norton, 2005.
  • Some Thoughts Concerning Education. Edited by John W. Yolton and Jean S. Yolton. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989.
  • Two Tracts on Government. Edited by Philip Abrams. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1967.
  • Two Treatises of Government. Edited by Peter Laslett. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988.
  • Writings on Religion. Edited by Victor Nuovo. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.

With Locke

  • Bayle, Pierre. A Philosophical Commentary on These Words of the Gospel, Luke 14:23, “Compel Them to Come In” (1686). Edited by John Kilcullen and Chandran Kukathas. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2005.
  • Penn, William . “The Great Case of Liberty of Conscience” (1670). In The Political Writings of William Penn. Edited by Andrew Murphy. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2002.
  • Pufendorf, Samuel. Of the Nature and Qualification of Religion in Reference to Civil Society (1687). Edited by Simone Zurbuchen. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2002.
  • Spinoza, Baruch. Theological-Political Treatise (1670). Edited by Jonathan Israel and Michael Silverthorne. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  • Walwyn, William. The Compassionate Samaritan (1644). Excerpts in Divine Right and Democracy, edited by David Wootton. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1986.
  • Williams, Elisha. The Essential Rights and Liberties of Protestants (1744). In The Church, Dissent, and Religious Toleration, 1689–1773. Vol. 5 of Mark Goldie, ed., The Reception of Locke’s Politics: From the 1690s to the 1830s. 6 vols. London: Pickering and Chatto, 1999.
  • Williams, Roger. The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution (1644). Excerpts in Divine Right and Democracy, edited by David Wootton. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1986.

Against Locke

  • Long, Thomas. The Letter for Toleration Decipher’d (1689). In The Church, Dissent, and Religious Toleration, 1689–1773. Vol. 5 of Mark Goldie, ed., The Reception of Locke’s Politics: From the 1690s to the 1830s. 6 vols. London: Pickering and Chatto, 1999.
  • Proast, Jonas. The Argument of the Letter Concerning Toleration Briefly Consider’d and Answer’d (1690). In The Church, Dissent, and Religious Toleration, 1689–1773. Vol. 5 of Mark Goldie, ed., The Reception of Locke’s Politics: From the 1690s to the 1830s. 6 vols. London: Pickering and Chatto, 1999.

On Locke

  • Anstey, Peter, ed. John Locke: Critical Assessments. 4 vols. London: Routledge, 2006.
  • Ashcraft, Richard. Revolutionary Politics and Locke’s Two Treatises of Government. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986.
  • Dunn, John. Locke. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1984.
  • ———. The Political Thought of John Locke. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1969.
  • Dunn, John, and Ian Harris, eds. Locke. 2 vols. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 1997.
  • Grant, Ruth. John Locke’s Liberalism. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1987.
  • Harris, Ian. The Mind of John Locke. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
  • Horton, John, and Susan Mendus, eds. Locke: A Letter Concerning Toleration in Focus. London: Routledge, 1991.
  • Marshall, John. John Locke: Resistance, Religion, and Responsibility. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
  • Milton, J. R., ed. Locke’s Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy. Aldershot: Ash-gate, 1999.
  • Tuckness, Alex. Locke and the Legislative Point of View: Toleration, Contested Principles, and the Law. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002.
  • Vernon, Richard. The Career of Toleration: John Locke, Jonas Proast, and After. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1997.
  • Waldron, Jeremy. God, Locke, and Equality. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

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