A New Order of Religious Freedom

Neuhaus, Richard John
February 1992
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Feb1992, Issue 20, p13
Presents a speech by Richard John Neuhaus, editor-in-chief of the journal "First Things," delivered at a conference on Christianity and Democracy at the Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Overview of the Virginia "Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom," by the late U.S. President Thomas Jefferson; Theory and practice of democratic governance; Moral issues related the First Amendment law.


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