The History of Religious Liberty


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The true heroes of religious liberty are individuals who read the Word of God and understood both liberty of the soul and liberty of the mind!

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SKU M868-7
Manufacturer Master Books
Weight (in lbs) 1.70
Title The History of Religious Liberty
Subtitle From Tyndale to Madison
ISBN 13 9780890518687
Contributors Michael Farris
Binding Paperback
Page Count 496
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Dimensions (in inches) 6 x 9

Early American advocates of freedom did not believe in religious liberty in spite of their Christianity, but explicitly because of their individual faith in Christ, which had been molded and instructed by the Bible. The greatest evidence of their commitment to liberty can be found in their willingness to support the cause of freedom for those different from themselves.

The assertion that the Enlightenment is responsible for the American Bill of Rights may be common, but it is devoid of any meaningful connection to the actual historical account. History reveals a different story, intricately gathered from the following:

  • Influence of William Tyndale's translation work and the court intrigues of Henry VIII
  • Spread of the Reformation through the eyes of Martin Luther, John Knox, and John Calvin
  • The fight to establish a bill of rights that would guarantee every American citizen the free exercise of their religion.

James Madison played a key role in the founding of America and in the establishment of religious liberty. But the true heroes of our story are the common people whom Tyndale inspired and Madison marshaled for political victory. These individuals read the Word of God for themselves and truly understood both the liberty of the soul and the liberty of the mind.

The History of Religious Liberty is a sweeping literary work that passionately traces the epic history of religious liberty across three centuries, from the turbulent days of medieval Europe to colonial America and the birth pangs of a new nation.

Thorough and Well-Written.
Review by Dawn
While this curriculum isn’t particularly flashy or exciting, it is a very thorough well written curriculum that shares some important content with students. In today’s world, this content seems to be becoming more important daily if we want to continue to protect our religious freedom. I would recommend this as a history course for high schoolers. Because of the nature of the content they need to be emotionally mature enough to handle the sometimes tragic stories that are included. It is such a great way to help students better understand the price that has been paid for religious freedom throughout the course of history and the importance of preserving that freedom today. It could be done independently by a student, but I think it would be great to be done with guidance and discussion from the parent or teacher. The author is a well-known constitutional lawyer, and this work is a great reflection of his expertise.
Great History Resource
Review by Carissa
Very well written history. Written in a way that many ages can comprehend. I was even able to use this book for references in my college government classes.
My husband enjoyed this book!!
Review by cynthiea
I got this book for my husband because he loves history. He really enjoyed it. It really helps refresh for memory on why and how America came be. This is a must for those who love to read about history.

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