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A Commandment of Peace

1. Tolerance means the ‘enduring,’ ‘bearing,’ or (colloquially) ‘standing’ or ‘putting up with’ the views, lifestyles, goals, interests, and so forth, of others, which do not conform to one's own positions, or that, indeed, contradict them. Socially, or societally, an obligatory organization, like a political state, which possesses the corresponding (or necessary) means of power to impose its positi…

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Zinser, Hartmut, “Tolerance”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 17 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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