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The Expansion of Tolerance

Religion in Dutch Brazil (1624-1654)

The Expansion of Tolerance by Jonathan Israel
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Two renowned historians address the issue of religious tolerance in the Dutch-ruled Brazil in the seventeenth century. The reputation of the Dutch for religious tolerance was never more justified than in their Brazilian colony, where Catholics and Jews coexisted peacefully alongside the Protestants, all enjoying freedom of religious belief and practice. This tolerance was not exclusive to the Dutch: the Portuguese in Brazil likewise accepted various forms religious worship.Two internationally renowned scholars comment on religious tolerance in seventeenth-century Brazil
Amsterdam University Press; August 2007
61 pages; ISBN 9789048501557
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Title: The Expansion of Tolerance
Author: Jonathan Israel; Stuart Schwartz; Michiel van Groesen