Van loon discusses about history in a perspective of morality and theology, every chapter analysis a different piece of history but each relatable. Every chapter construct a thought in the readers mind and about tolerant in that time of the history. All together, this “discussion” with van loon makes a clear story of how tolerance, in the perspective of theology and religion, has changed over time and made modern society.
I do not have a specific favorite part of the book but I really enjoyed about how van loon tells every chapter by analyzing the thoughts and feelings of every character in each of the history and summarizing it and adding his own opinions on them, like your really having a discussion with the author himself.
I have to say, tolerance is one of the nearly perfect books, but there’s still one thing I disliked. Van loon has written the book in a very formal way and it is not recommended to young readers.
This book is mainly for older readers as some content includes political history and some of the history is very dark, but definitely a good teaching material for people studying history and theology, also a good sample and inspiration to authors that wanted to write history and religions before the 18th century