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Tolerance
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Tolerance is, according to its literal sense, “bearing” (Lat. tolero, “carry, bear, tolerate”). At a first level, this means to accept others, including something that is different. On a secondary level, there is the added point of seeing the existence of others as valid, as well as their special features within defined arrangements, without being significantly concerned about, or striving for, integration. In a further step, other…

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Sauter, Gerhard, “Tolerance”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 12 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_T.60>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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