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SOURCE: "Treatment of Heretics," in Life and Writings

The three main characters talking in the garden. The three main characters talking in the garden.

of Sir Thomas More, Lord Chancellor of England and Martyr Under Henry VIII, Burns & Oates, Ltd., 1891, pp. 253-72.

[In the following essay, Bridgett discusses More's views on the subject of heresy and addresses accusations that More hypocritcally abandoned the principles of religious tolerance advocated in his Utopia.]

In his epitaph More had designed and emphatically stated that he had been "troublesome to thieves, murderers, and heretics …."

We have seen Erasmus's commentary on these words. It is necessary, however, to study their force, not as apologists, but as historians. Whom does More designate as heretics? In what way did he trouble or "molest" them? In molesting them, did he contradict the principles he had laid down...

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