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Christianity and Freedom, Volume 1: Historical Perspectives

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Christianity and Freedom, Volume 1: Historical Perspectives

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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 policymakers.

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9781316408582

Publication Date

5-1-2016

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Keywords

Philosophy of Religion, Socio-Legal Studies, Law, Religion

Christianity and Freedom, Volume 1: Historical Perspectives

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