by Michael Farris
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 TyndaleÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs 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 his 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 ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«History of Religious LibertyÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ 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.
Michael Farris is the chancellor of Patrick Henry College and chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association. He was the founding president of each organization.
Farris graduated from Western Washington State College magna cum laude, with a B.A. in political science, followed by a juris doctorate from Gonzaga University (with honors). At Gonzaga, Farris was the articles editor of the Law Review and winner of the Linden Cup Moot Court Competition. Recently, Farris earned an LL.M. in public international law from the University of London.
Farris is nationally known as a pioneering leader of the modern homeschooling movement. His leadership of Home School Legal Defense Association has taken him to nearly every state and a growing number of other nations. He is also the author of over 15 books, a number of law reviews and other scholarly articles and countless articles in the popular press. He has appeared on every national television network and dozens of talk shows, and he has played himself in a motion picture. He is the author and narrator of a popular video series entitled ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Constitutional Literacy.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ He is the co-host of a daily radio show, ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Homeschool Heartbeat,ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ played on nearly a thousand stations.
Mike and Vickie Farris have 10 children and 18 grandchildren.
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«As you've probably experienced, many histories are dry and uninteresting. They leave out the motivations and the dangers facing real people in real circumstances. They focus primarily on external events and dates, and leave out the heart of the actors. Not this book. Mr. Farris has written it clearly and engagingly, so it will be easily absorbed by high schoolers and above. It sparks the imagination, and it challenges the intellect. I think it's both thoughtful and thought-provoking.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å W. Gross
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Well researched and engagingly written. Fills in the historical context for the eventual development of the first amendment to the American constitution. Must read for every person interested in the history of the Constitution.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å VST
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«I bought this book for myself and wound up purchasing it for several adult members of my family ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å the author has done extensive research for this historical book ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å it is not for the faint-hearted reader ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å I am re reading it as there so much to absorb in history of religion...well chronicled and documented I have used text books and history to cross reference questions I had in my own mind ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å I have to add that as a genealogy buff this book makes clear why ancestors left certain countries and ventured to the new world and why and how important Madison was to having religious freedom in America ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å I highly recommend this book for home school and home libraries.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Patricia Hartner
- Paperback: 512 pages
- Publisher: New Leaf/Master Books (April 30, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 978-0890518687
- Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
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