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By Michael Farris

From Tyndale to Madison is a sweeping literary paintings passionately tracing the epic heritage of non secular liberty throughout 3 centuries, from the turbulent waning days of medieval Europe to colonial the US and the beginning pangs of a brand new country. With actually a forged of millions, the tapestry of worldwide heritage is on reveal the following. From the awesome translation paintings of William Tyndale to the courtroom intrigues of Henry VIII and Thomas extra, the conflict for the English Bible culminates within the venerable King James model. additionally special is the unfold of the Reformation during the eyes of Martin Luther, John Knox, and John Calvin―in their very own, usually incredible words.

Readers witness the affliction of non secular dissenters lower than the oppressive reign of Bloody Mary and the 1st sparks of liberty with the increase of Oliver Cromwell and the English Commonwealth. a bit a couple of hundred years later, around the sea, James Madison, Patrick Henry, and Thomas Jefferson struggle to set up a invoice of rights that may warrantly each American citizen the “free workout” in their faith. with no sugarcoating each side of the tale, writer Michael Farris, an exemplary twenty-first-century statesman and constitutional legal professional who usually defends spiritual freedom on Capitol Hill, stocks eye-opening historic info concerning the saces humans made then to safe the inalienable rights we take pleasure in today.

“We needs to inform the tale of the Christian persecutors, in order that we will placed to the try out the declare that folks who cared little approximately religion and faith have been the heroes of liberty. the genuine heroes aren't to be came upon one of the salons of the Enlightenment philosophes, yet within the cells in King’s Bench felony and tied to the stake at Smithfield.”

This is their story.

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