McGill University book launch: “The Innocence of Pontius Pilate”

My opening remarks at McGill University’s book launch for The Innocence of Pontius Pilate have been posted by the Newman Centre. See here. In these brief remarks, I circle the question of how the Roman trial of Jesus shaped new theories of religious toleration in early modern Europe, setting out from Thomas Hobbes’s bold assertion in Leviathan book III: “Faith hath no relation to, nor dependence at all upon, Compulsion.”

I am hugely grateful to Dr Pablo Irizar, to the Newman Centre of McGill University, and to the University’s School of Religious Studies, for hosting this event.

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