Text topic: Studies
Text author: Слободан Васић
The paper addresses the issue and theoretical articulations of religious tolerance, overviewing theoretical approaches of various authors – starting with the period of enlightenment. In that sense, we analyse the standpoints of John Locke, François Marie Arouet, Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, John Stuart Mill, Andrew Heywood, John Rawls, Žolt Lazar, Aleksandar Prnjat and Đuro Šušnjić. At the end of the paper we give a short summary of the 18th century Habsburg Monarchy relation towards freedom of religious beliefs, bearing in mind minority status of the Serbian community of Orthodox religion.