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Tolerance and Intolerance
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[German Version]

I. Religious Studies

Tolerance and intolerance must be defined in terms of their relationship to respect, coexistence, indifference, acceptance, and prejudice. In the public context, they correspond to the presence or absence of freedom of religion. They originate in the claim to exclusive religious truth or else collide with it. Tolerance requires insight into the…

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Dehn, Ulrich, Gertz, Jan Christian, Wischmeyer, Oda, Ohst, Martin, Kronauer, Ulrich, Germann, Michael, Preul, Reiner and Nipkow, Karl Ernst, “Tolerance and Intolerance”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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