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Panel: Politics, Political Theory and Toleration – Friday, January 22 (9am – 11am PST // 12pm – 2pm EST)
Noah Dauber is Associate Professor of Political Science and affiliate faculty in Jewish Studies at Colgate University. His research covers the history of early modern political thought, with a focus on political theory and the Protestant Reformation. His recent book, State and Commonwealth: The Theory of the State in Early Modern England, 1549-1640, charts how statesmen, political thinkers and theologians in England imagined the bonds that connected social relations, status and the state under the framework of the “commonwealth.” He describes how the ideas of Protestant Reformers on the continent shaped original ideas about the power of the commonwealth to reshape social relations, and traces that influence of Protestant Reformed thought all the way to the political theory of Thomas Hobbes. He is continuing to write about the role of Protestant ethics in Hobbes’s politics, and he is exploring conceptions and approaches to toleration within early modern theology and ecclesiology.
Example of published work:
Noah Dauber, State and Commonwealth: The Theory of the State in Early Modern England, 1549–1640 (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2016);