03441cam a2200421 i 4500001001300000003000600013005001700019008004100036010001700077035002000094040015100114020004900265020004600314035002200360042000800382043002100390050002500411082002000436049000900456100003400465245009400499264005300593300002300646336002600669337002800695338002700723504005100750505033600801520152101137590001102658590002902669600003102698650004802729650006302777651004702840994001202887999012002899on1011193220OCoLC20190625110205.0180312s2018 ilu b 001 0beng  a 2018011735 a(Sirsi) a208090 aDLCbengerdacDLCdOCLCOdOCLCQdSFRdNYPdOCJdYDXdOCLCOdOCLCFdDLCdCLEdOCLCOdOCLCQdOCLCOdOCLdHZRdYT5dOCLCOdLD6dOCLCOdGFCdLIQdNVS a9780830845286q(paperback ;qalkaline paper) a0830845283q(paperback ;qalkaline paper) a(OCoLC)1011193220 apcc an-us---an-usn--00aBX6495.B32bO27 201800a261.7/20973223 aNVSS1 aO'Brien, Brandon J.,eauthor.10aDemanding liberty :ban untold story of American religious freedom /cBrandon J. O'Brien. 1aDowners Grove, IL :bInterVarsity Press,c[2018] a195 pages ;c21 cm atextbtxt2rdacontent aunmediatedbn2rdamedia avolumebnc2rdacarrier aIncludes bibliographical references and index.0 aFilled up with sin: why America needed a revival -- Ministry and the Holy Spirit -- Becoming Baptist -- No more nursing fathers -- A record of wrongs -- Religious liberty on the eve of war -- New liberties in the new world: a lesson in controlling the narrative -- Backus, Baptists, and the Bill of Rights -- Where to go from here. aReligious liberty is one of the most contentious political issues of our time. How should people of faith engage with the public square in a pluralist era? Some citizens hope to reclaim a more Christian vision of national identity, while others resist any religious presence at all. This dispute is not new, and it goes back to the founding era of American history. As the country was being formed, some envisioned a Christian nation where laws would require worship attendance and Sabbath observance. Others advocated for a thoroughly secular society where faith would have no place in public life. But neither extreme won the day, thanks to the unsung efforts of a Connecticut pastor who forged a middle way. Historian Brandon O'Brien unveils the untold story of how religious liberty came to be. Between the Scylla and Charybdis of theocracy and secularism, Baptist pastor Isaac Backus contended for a third way. He worked to secure religious liberty and freedom of conscience for all Americans, not just for one particular denomination or religious tradition. Backus's theological ideas had social consequences, giving us insights into how people of faith navigate political debates and work for the common good. Backus lived in an age of both religious revival and growing secularism, competing forces much like those at work today. Then and now, people fiercely argue about the role of government and the limits of liberty. The past speaks into the present as we continue to demand liberty and justice for all. zStacks aep 5/30/19 10.54 ftu LNS10aBackus, Isaac,d1724-1806. 0aBaptistszUnited StatesxClergyvBiography. 0aFreedom of religionzUnited StatesxHistoryy18th century. 0aNew EnglandxChurch historyy18th century. aC0bNVS aBX6495 .B32 O27 2018wLCc1iB0030554593d7/22/2019e6/25/2019f10/23/2019g3lSTACKS2mMAINrYsNtBOOKu4/23/2019