Religious Liberty - General
Politics and Prophecy: The Battle for Religious Liberty and the Authentic Gospel. Christa Reinach and Alan J. Reinach, Esq., editors. Chalk this one up to the “shameless commerce” division of the Church State Council, but we are big believers in our own book. We produced this in order to meet a need: a single volume to convey a unique integration of Protestant theology with current issues. It has been edited especially with the general reader in mind. You won’t get bogged down in these stimulating and inspiring chapters. Check it out!
Church – State Matters: Fighting for Religious Liberty in our Nation’s Capital. J. Brent Walker. The author served as executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, the nation’s oldest Baptist public policy organization. He writes about the issues and battles he was engaged in while serving for many years in Washington, D.C. as one of the foremost watchdogs on religious liberty issues.
Religious Liberty in America: Political Safeguards. Louis Fisher. The author is a scholar at the Library of Congress. Unlike many books that focus on legal developments, this book focuses on the politics of defending religious freedom. A refreshing and valuable approach.
Christianity and the State. R.J. Rushdoony. This is perhaps the briefest work by the founder of modern Christian Reconstructionism, a movement seeking to reshape American law and culture on the basis of biblical norms. It provides the best introduction to this school of thought.
The Separation of Church and State. Forrest Church. A prominent Unitarian minister and religious liberty advocate has collected some prominent colonial American writings pertaining to the subject. This is a marvelous introduction to the likes of Patrick Henry, Sam Adams [not the founder of a brewery], Isaac Backus, George Mason, and of course, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. A very helpful collection.