A Letter Concerning Toleration: Latin and English Texts by John Locke, Mario Montuori

By John Locke, Mario Montuori

Limborch's version and Popple's translation, as on if it is actual that Popple translated the Epistola into English 'a l'insu de Mr Locke', and as a result even if Locke used to be wrong or right in announcing that the interpretation used to be made 'without my privity'. lengthy learn into records hitherto unpublished, or little recognized, or badly used, has persuaded me that Locke not just knew that Popple had undertaken to translate the Gouda Latin textual content, but additionally that Locke Popple's paintings very heavily, or even that the second one English version of 1690 used to be edited through Locke himself. In those conditions it doesn't appear attainable to talk of an unique textual content, that during Latin, and an English translation; really they're various models of Locke's ideas on Toleration. The accusations of unreliability levelled at Popple accordingly fall to the floor, and the Latin and English texts collect equivalent rights to our belief, seeing that they either deserve a similar position between Locke's works. for that reason the expression 'without my privity', which a few humans had noticeable as revealing an innate weak spot in Locke's ethical personality, reacquires its distinctive that means: attesting to Locke's profound modesty and integrity.

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25. The business of true religion I is quite another PEz thing. It is not instituted in order to the erecting of (2) an external pomp, nor to the obtaining of ecclesiastical dominion, nor to the exercising of compulsive force, but to the regulating of men's lives, according to the rules of virtue and piety. Whosoever will list himself under the banner of Christ, must in the first place, and above all things, make war upon his own lusts and vices. It is in vain for any man to usurp the name of [21 HL, LW: erecting an 7 Epistola de Tolerantia Christianum.

Quae inter dissidentes I de his rebus sanior sit, quaeve schismatis vel haereseos rea, an dominatrix vel succumbens pars, tum demum constabit, cum de causa separationis judicabitur. Qui enim Christum sequitur LG7 ejusque amplectitur doctrinam, I et jugum suscipit, etiamsi patrem et matrem, patrios ritus, coetum publicum, et quoscumque demum homines relinquat, non est haereticus. Quod si 11] sectarum divortia adeo adversentur saluti animarum, adulterium, scortatio, immunditia, lascivia, simulacrorum cultus, et his similia, non sunt minus opera carnis, de qUibus diserte pronuntiat Apostolus, quod qui talia a8unt re8ni Dei heredes non erunt, Gal.

Locke, Le Clerc writes 'On traduisit ce petit Ouvrage en Anglois, et il fut imprime deux fois a Londres en 1690. ' [3] ALB. 597, G. 15. There is another copy in KBsG. 3Il7 G. 26. lll The Dutch translation of the Verzamelin8, in fact, contrary to the explicit statement of the editor, is later and not earlier than the translation of Popple and is based on the English text, not the Latin one. This example will suffice. Latin text: 'Tolerantia eorum qui de rebus religionis LG. 9 diversa sentiunt Evangelio et rationi adeo consona est, ut monstro simile videatur, homines in tam clara luce caecutire.

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