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Liberty in the things of God : the Christian origins of religious freedom

Wilken, Robert Louis, 1936-2021
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In the ancient world Christian apologists wrote in defense of their right to practice their faith in the cities of the Roman Empire. They argued that religious faith is an inward disposition of the mind and heart and cannot be coerced by external force, laying a foundation on which later generations would build. Chronicling the history of the struggle for religious freedom from the early Christian movement through the seventeenth century, Robert Louis Wilken shows that the origins of religious freedom and liberty of conscience are religious, not political, in origin. They took form before the Enlightenment through the labours of men and women of faith who believed there could be no justice in society without liberty in the things of God.
Imprint:
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2021.
Collation:
248 pages ; 24 cm
Notes:
Originally published: 2019.
Audience:
Specialized.
ISBN:
9780300258509 (pbk. :)
Dewey class:
233.7
Language:
English
BRN:
5044266
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