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Volume 22  Number 1  •  Summer 2017
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Judeo-Christian Thought, Classical Liberals, and Modern Egalitarianism
By Peter J. Hill
This article appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of The Independent Review

Western societies adopted a belief in universal human equality only after many centuries of intellectual and cultural evolution. The West owes its egalitarian outlook to Jewish and Christian ideas about human dignity, and to Enlightenment-era thinkers who built on those ideas to make their case for limiting the use of state power to enforce particular notions of correct thinking.

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