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First Things and Austin Graduate School of Theology invite you to
a First Things lecture presented by Robert L. Wilken.

Christianity & Religious Freedom

It is widely assumed that the modern understanding of religious freedom was a work of the Enlightenment. In truth, the central ideas go back to the early church fathers and the Scriptures. During the Reformation these ancient beliefs were given new life by Protestant and Catholic authors. Liberty of conscience was born, not of indifference, nor of skepticism, but of faith. Today, as religious freedom is being challenged in the U.S., and some are asking “why tolerate religion?,” Christians need to stand up to defend the religious roots of religious liberty.

Christianity & Religious Freedom, presented by Robert L. Wilken
First Things Lecture

Hosted by

Austin Graduate School of Theology


Monday, September 14, 2015

University Avenue Church of Christ (map & directions)
1903 University Avenue
Austin, Texas 78705

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Robert Louis Wilken is William R. Kenan Professor Emeritus of the History of Christianity at the University of Virginia. His books include The Spirit of Early Christian Thought and The Christians as the Romans Saw Them.