David J. B. Trim
Reformation, Tolerance, and Persecution
Editors' note: This is the fifth and final article in a series on the history of Christian persecution…
The Christian Persecutory Impulse
There are many different forms of religious intolerance, and over the centuries, many faiths have been persecuted. In the Western context, however, it is the persecution of Christians, by Christians, especially in the two centuries after the Reformation, that is most important.
Religious Wars and Religious Freedom: A Troubled History
Although today Western society generally accepts that freedom of religious belief and expression is an innate human right, that position emerged only after centuries of religious intolerance and persecution, and centuries of interreligious hatred so extreme that it frequently resulted in wars of religion.
Reformation and Counter Reformation
The English Reformation and Religious Freedom: PART III
The Beginnings of Religious Diversity
The English Reformation and Religious Freedom: PART II
The Break From Rome
The English Reformation and the Origins of Religious Diversity and Religious Freedom.
Tumults, Riots, and Seditions
The European wars of religion, which followed the Reformation and raged roughly from the early mid-sixteenth…
A Moral Vision
One of the great puzzles to foreign observers of the U.S. political and religious scene is how an overtly…