Workshop 09/18

We are happy to announce the programme of our workshop on tolerance in early modern Britain, which will take place September 7 and 8 2018 at the University of Lausanne (BCU, salle 511)

You find the poster of the workshop here, and the flyer here.


On Tolerance and Toleration in 17th and 18th-century England and Scotland

Programme // Day 1 (Friday 7 September)

9h15-9h30: Welcome // 9h30-9h45: Opening and Introduction

9h45-10h45: Aaron Denlinger (Arma Dei Academy / Westminster Theological Seminary) – The Aberdeen Doctors (c.1620-1641) on Tolerable and Intolerable Tolerance

Coffee Break

11h15-12h15: Simon Burton (University of Edinburgh) – Samuel Rutherford on Covenant, Conscience and Consent

Lunch Break (Cafeteria)

14h00-15h00: Giovanni Gellera (Université de Lausanne) – ‘Christian Tolerance’ and ‘Tolerance of the Christians’: Notes on a Theory of Tolerance in James Dundas’s Idea philosophiae moralis(1679)

Coffee Break

15h20-16h20: Louisiane Ferlier (The Royal Society) – George Keith (1639-1716), Mapping Tolerance from Presbyterian Scotland to Quaker Pennsylvania

Coffee Break

16h40-17h40 (Roundtable discussion on pre-circulated paper): Tim Stuart-Buttle(University of York) – The Two Tables of Government: Considering Locke’s (Second) “Strange” Doctrine

Programme // Day 2 (Saturday, September 8)

9h30-10h30: Sarah Hutton (University of York) – Sir John Finch on Religious Toleration: An Expatriate Perspective

Coffee Break

11h00-12h00: Elena Muceni (PhD Tor Vergata Roma / Université de Genève) – Tolerance as the Choice of the Lesser Evil: A Rereading of Bernard Mandeville’s “Sociology”

Lunch Break (‘Da Nino’)

14h00-15h00: Christian Maurer (Université de Lausanne) – ‘The Grievances from Toleration’: Scotland Heading Towards the Enlightenment

Coffee Break

15h30-16h30: James Foster (University of Sioux Falls) – ‘Of the Civil Magistrate’: John Witherspoon on Religious Toleration and the Role of the State in Religion

16h40-17h10: Closing Discussion