In light of our current social and political atmosphere, I thought I would be a good time to post some links on D. A. Carson’s book “The Intolerance of Tolerance.” He points out that the modern conception of tolerance has nothing to do with tolerance as it was conceived of one or two hundred years ago. The modern view of tolerance, fused with the belief that there is no possibility of certainty with regard to truth, is anything but tolerant of people who dissent. Here is a short video of a lecture Carson gave on the topic:
In addition, I would like to post some other resources on the book. Andy Naselli has on his blog links to two audio lectures on the topic. When I tried to follow the links today, it said they were repairing the site, so try in the next couple of days if you are interested. Naselli also has an out line of the book and a pdf of the fist 25 or so pages.
Lastly, I heard a slightly-less academic interview of Carson on the book on a Lutheran Public Radio program. It was very good and worth listening too as well.