Liberty for All

Defending Everyone's Religious Freedom in a Pluralistic Age

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Andrew T. Walker
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 
    Brazos Press
    , May
     2021.
     272 pages.
     $19.99.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781587434495.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Mitch Nelson forthcoming.

Description

Christians are often thought of as defending only their own religious interests in the public square. They are viewed as worrying exclusively about the erosion of their freedom to assemble and to follow their convictions, while not seeming as concerned about publicly defending the rights of Muslims, Hindus, Jews, and atheists to do the same.

Andrew T. Walker, an emerging Southern Baptist public theologian, argues for a robust Christian ethic of religious liberty that helps the church defend religious freedom for everyone in a pluralistic society. Whether explicitly religious or not, says Walker, every person is striving to make sense of his or her life. The Christian foundations of religious freedom provide a framework for how Christians can navigate deep religious difference in a secular age. As we practice religious liberty for our neighbors, we can find civility and commonality amid disagreement, further the church's engagement in the public square, and become the strongest defenders of religious liberty for all. Foreword by noted Princeton scholar Robert P. George.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Andrew T. Walker is associate professor of Christian ethics at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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