Laursen, John Christian 1952-

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Laursen, John Christian 1952-


Born 1952, in Asheville, NC. Education: Harvard University, B.A., 1973, J.D., 1977; Johns Hopkins University, M.A., 1981, Ph.D., 1985.


Office—Department of Political Science, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521.


University of California, Riverside, professor of political science, 1991—.


The Politics of Skepticism in the Ancients, Montaigne, Hume, and Kant, E.J. Brill (Long Island City, NY), 1992.

(Editor) New Essays on the Political Thought of the Huguenots of the Refuge, E.J. Brill (Long Island City, NY), 1995.

(Editor, with Cary J. Nederman) Difference and Dissent: Theories of Toleration in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, Rowman & Littlefield (Lanham, MD), 1996.

(Editor, with Cary J. Nederman) Beyond the Persecuting Society: Religious Toleration before the Enlightenment, University of Pennsylvania Press (Philadelphia, PA), 1998.

(Editor) Religious Toleration: "The Variety of Rites" from Cyrus to Defoe, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1999.

(Editor and translator, with Johan van der Zande) Carl Friedrich Bahrdt, The Edict of Religion: A Comedy, and History and Diary of My Imprisonment, Lexington Books (Lexington, MA), 2000.

(Editor, with Richard Popkin) Continental Millenarians: Protestants, Catholics, Heretics, Kluwer Academic (Hingham, MA), 2000.

(Editor) Histories of Heresy in Early Modern Europe: For, against, and beyond Persecution and Toleration, Macmillan (New York, NY), 2002.

(Editor, with Johan van der Zande) Early French and German Defenses of Freedom of the Press: Elie Luzac's Essay on Freedom of Expression, 1749 and Carl Friedrich Bahrdt's on Freedom of the Press and Its Limits, 1787 in English Translation, E.J. Brill (Boston, MA), 2003.

(Editor, with Ian Hunter and Cary J. Nederman) Heresy in Transition: Transforming Ideas of Heresy in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, Ashgate Publishing (Aldershot, England), 2005.

(Editor, with Cyrus Masroori) Denis Veiras, The History of the Sevarambians: A Utopian Novel, State University of New York Press (Albany, NY), 2006.

(Editor, with Hans Blom and Luisa Simonutti) Monarchisms in the Age of Enlightenment: Liberty, Patriotism, and the Common Good, University of Toronto Press (Buffalo, NY), 2007.

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