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Agricola seminar: S. Castellio (1515-1563) – hero of modern religious tolerance?

Wanneer:ma 04-04-2016 16:00 - 18:00
Waar:Room 130, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies

Hans Martin Kir: S. Castellio (1515-1563) – hero of modern religious tolerance ? The question of Jews and Judaism in Castellio´s concept of tolerance

This is to invite you to the next Agricolameeting on April 4th, 16.00-18.00, Oude Boteringestraat 38, room 130. Hans Martin Kirn our colleague of the Protestant Theological University is going to speak to us about:

S. Castellio (1515-1563) – hero of modern religious tolerance? The question of Jews and Judaism in Castellio´s concept of tolerance

In his famous struggle for religious tolerance the French reformed theologian and opponent of J. Calvin, S. Castellio (1515-1563), focussed on the solution of inner-Christian conflicts and the execution of heretics. However, widely overlooked, references to Jews and Judaism (and also to the Islam) played an important role in his argumentation. How did Castellio refer to biblical Judaism? What was his strategy of “Judaizing the heretics”? What was the relation with the “heretization of the Jews” in Late Medieval times? These and other questions about religious tolerance in the Reformation period will be discussed.

Agricola unites alle researchers in premodernity. See https://agricolaseminar.wordpress.com/.