Religious Liberty For All

November 2, 2020

The protection of religious liberty has long been an objective of Baptists in America, but exactly how should Christians understand this issue? And why does it matter? In this book, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission answers these questions by explaining why Christians came to be concerned with the issue of religious liberty in the first place and how certain Baptist doctrines, namely the belief that all humans are made in the image of God, continue to establish the foundation for such concerns. This understanding of religious liberty is then discussed in light of today’s unique circumstances, the Covid-19 pandemic, and the contemporary struggle to accurately define and defend the idea of separation of church and state. This book offers a practical and Biblically sound understanding of religious liberty based on Christians’ desire to worship God, to bring said worship into every aspect of our lives, and to give God the highest place of authority in order to reveal its ultimate goal, revealing the glory of God.

Josh Wester

Joshua B. Wester serves as Director of Content and Chair of Research in Christian Ethics. He holds an M.Div from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Th.M. in Public Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Josh is married to McCaffity, and they have two children. Read More by this Author

Russell Moore

Russell Moore is former President of the ERLC. He holds a Ph.D. in systematic theology from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His latest book is The Courage to Stand: Facing Your Fear Without Losing Your Soul. His book, The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home, was named Christianity Today’s 2019 Book of the Year. … Read More