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Christianity and Freedom: Volume 1: Historical Perspectives

Edited by: Samuel Shah, Allen D. Hertzke

ISBN13: 9781107124585
Published: April 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £79.99
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781107561830



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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 policy makers.

Subjects:
Legal History
Contents:
Introduction. Christianity and freedom: ancient roots and historical innovations Timothy Samuel Shah
1. God and freedom: biblical roots of the Western idea of liberty Remi Brague
2. Theological and secular arguments for religious freedom in early Christian thought Timothy Samuel Shah
3. The Christian roots of religious freedom Robert Louis Wilken
4. Lactantius on religious liberty and his influence on Constantine Elizabeth DePalma Digeser
5. Augustine and religious freedom John Rist
6. Christianity and the roots of human dignity in late antiquity Kyle Harper
7. Liberty of conscience and freedom of religion in the medieval canonists and theologians Ian Christopher Levy
8. Faith, liberty, and the defense of the poor: Bishop Las Casas in the history of human rights David M. Lantigua
9. Calvinist contributions to freedom in early modern Europe John Witte, Jr
10. Constitutional protection of the freedom of conscience in colonial America: the Rhode Island and Pennsylvania experiments David Little
11. Christianity and freedom in the American founding Matthew J. Franck
12. Vibrant Christian pluralism and the evolution and defense of religious liberty in America Judge Kenneth Winston Starr
13. Orthodox Christian contributions to freedom: historical foundations, contemporary problematics Elizabeth H. Prodromou
14. Christianity: a straggler on the road to liberty? Daniel Philpott
15. Protestant missionaries and the centrality of conversion attempts for the spread of education, printing, colonial reform, and political democracy Robert D. Woodberry.

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Great Christian Jurists in Spanish History ISBN 9781108428071
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Under Caesar's Sword: How Christians Respond to Persecution ISBN 9781108425308
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The Distinctiveness of Religion in American Law:Rethinking Religious Clause Jurisprudence ISBN 9781108448048
To be published February 2018
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God and the Secular Legal System ISBN 9781316601273
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God and the Illegal Alien: United States Immigration Law and a Theology of Politics ISBN 9781107176621
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£85.00
Christianity and Family Law: An Introduction ISBN 9781108401197
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Christianity and Natural Law: An Introduction
Edited by: Norman Doe
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Published July 2017
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Christianity and Natural Law: An Introduction (eBook)
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Great Christian Jurists in English History (eBook) ISBN 9781108135443
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Great Christian Jurists in English History ISBN 9781107190559
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Agape, Justice, and Law: How Might Christian Love Shape Law? ISBN 9781107175280
Published April 2017
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Agape, Justice, and Law: How Might Christian Love Shape Law? (eBook) ISBN 9781316811795
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Christianity and Freedom: Volume 2: Contemporary Perspectives ISBN 9781107561885
Published December 2016
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£29.99
Christianity and Freedom: Volume 1: Historical Perspectives ISBN 9781107561830
Published December 2016
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£29.99
God and the Secular Legal System ISBN 9781107147317
Published September 2016
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£69.99
Christianity and Freedom: Volume 2: Contemporary Perspectives ISBN 9781107124721
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The Western Case for Monogamy Over Polygamy ISBN 9781107101593
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