Single Idea 16714

[catalogued under 29. Religion / B. Monotheistic Religion / 4. Christianity / d. Heresy]

Full Idea

It is necessary for the preservation of the state to kill heretics that are blasphemous and seditious.

Gist of Idea

The state should kill blasphemous heretics


Desiderius Erasmus (works [1506]), quoted by Robert Pasnau - Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671 20.2

Book Reference

Pasnau,Robert: 'Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671' [OUP 2011], p.438

A Reaction

He was much more tolerant of heretics who kept quiet.