Philip of Hesse: a tolerant ruler

To kill people for the reason that they believed an error, we have never done, and we wish to admonish our sons not to do so, for we consider that it is contrary to God, as is clearly shown in the gospel.

Philip of Hesse, writing in 1567, quoted in The Radical Reformation, G.H. Williams, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1962, p.802

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