First Letter Concerning Toleration/5 ther and mother, separate from the public assemblies and ceremonies of his country, or whomsoever or whatsoever else he relinquishes, will not then be judged a heretic. This is a paper about John Locke's argument for toleration, or, more accurately, it is a paper about the main line of argument which appears in Locke's work A Letter on Toleration.It is not intended – as so many papers on Locke's political philosophy are these days– as a historical analysis of his position. Search for more papers by this author. Search for more papers by this author. Lockean Toleration: Dialogical not Theological? A life in which we live, not just to worship God so as to gain salvation, but to lead a virtuous life with our fellows out of love for and desire to please God, … University of Western Ontario. Now, though the divisions that are amongst sects should be allowed to be never so obstructive of the salvation of souls; yet, nevertheless, Lockean Toleration: Dialogical not Theological? For John Locke, religious beliefs were rational & rooted in some form of revelation, but without a cultural element. Richard Vernon. University of Western Ontario. Search for more papers by this author. Richard Vernon. Lockean Toleration: Dialogical not Theological? Download Citation | Lockean Toleration: Dialogical not Theological? Lockean Toleration: Dialogical not Theological? According to Jeremy Waldron, John Locke's argument for the instrumental irrationality of persecution is fatally flawed. Richard Vernon. Richard Vernon. Justifying Toleration - by Susan Mendus April 1988. University of Western Ontario.