John Locke's Letters Concerning Toleration

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In Locke’s essay, “Letters Concerning Toleration” (1765) government and religion become a focal point in addressing the separation of both states. In three volumes titled “Letters Concerning Toleration” (1689-92), Locke emphasized how governments should respect freedom of religion except when the belief was a complication or threat to public order. Locke’s perspective did not philosophize that all beliefs were equally good or true, but simply that government is not in a position to decide the primary or superior