Christianity and Freedom: Volume 1, Historical Perspectives Hardback
Edited by Timothy Samuel (Georgetown University, Washington DC) Shah, Allen D. (University of Oklahoma) Hertzke
Part of the Law and Christianity series
In Volume 1 of Christianity and Freedom, leading historians uncover the unappreciated role of Christianity in the development of basic human rights and freedoms from antiquity through today.
These include radical notions of dignity and equality, religious freedom, liberty of conscience, limited government, consent of the governed, economic liberty, autonomous civil society, and church-state separation, as well as more recent advances in democracy, human rights, and human development.
Acknowledging that the record is mixed, scholars document how the seeds of freedom in Christianity antedate and ultimately undermine later Christian justifications and practices of persecution.
Drawing from history, political science, and sociology, this volume will become a standard reference work for historians, political scientists, theologians, students, journalists, business leaders, opinion shapers, and policymakers.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 426 pages, 1 Line drawings, black and white
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 26/04/2016
- Category: Christian institutions & organizations
- ISBN: 9781107124585