Reli 125 Notes

Reli 125 Notes - • The wealthy don’t do anything...

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Recitation 1 Utopia : o Early 16 th century England, Renaissance o Hope and creative potential o Renaissance: Expression Humanism Human form Change/ exploratory o Modern period: Cynicism Science Pursuit of pleasure is frowned upon in Europe, why should it be? Less stealing without private property Religious tolerance in Utopia
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Unformatted text preview: • The wealthy don’t do anything productive in More’s society (Europe) • Everyone employed, added to society in Utopia • Idea of religious tolerance: o More’s own struggle on the subject is shown in his book • Presentist critique: o View the past only as an explanation for the present...
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