Sacred Liberty by Steven Waldman audiobook

Sacred Liberty: America's Long, Bloody, and Ongoing Struggle for Religious Freedom

By Steven Waldman
Read by David Colacci

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062743145

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982657642

  • ISBN: 9781982657635

  • ISBN: 9781982657659

Runtime: 14.70 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Sacred Liberty offers a dramatic, sweeping survey of how America built a unique model of religious freedom, perhaps the nation’s “greatest invention.” Steven Waldman, the bestselling author of Founding Faith, shows how early ideas about religious liberty were tested and refined amidst the brutal persecution of Catholics, Baptists, Mormons, Quakers, African slaves, Native Americans, Muslims, Jews and Jehovah’s Witnesses. American leaders drove religious freedom forward--figures like James Madison, George Washington, the World War II presidents (Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower) and even George W. Bush.  But the biggest heroes were the regular Americans – people like Mary Dyer, Marie Barnett and W.D. Mohammed -- who risked their lives or reputations by demanding to practice their faiths freely. 

Just as the documentary Eyes on the Prize captured the rich drama of the civil rights movement, Sacred Liberty brings to life the remarkable story of how America became one of the few nations in world history that has religious freedom, diversity and high levels of piety at the same time. Finally, Sacred Liberty provides a roadmap for how, in the face of modern threats to religious freedom, this great achievement can be preserved.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Highly accessible…A fascinating look at an important piece of history.” Booklist (starred review)
“General readers of American history will find much to enjoy in Waldman’s exploration of the evolution of American religious freedoms.” Publishers Weekly
“This is what we need to know about the history of religious freedom in America…Waldman draws the reader into this epic struggle with a vivid and engaging narrative.” Ingrid Mattson, Former Head of the Islamic Society of North America

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Author

Author Bio: Steven Waldman

Author Bio: Steven Waldman

Steven Waldman is co-founder, CEO, and editor in chief of Beliefnet.com, the largest faith and spirituality website. Previously, Waldman was the national editor of U.S. News & World Report and a national correspondent for Newsweek. His writings have also appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Slate, The Washington Monthly, National Review, and elsewhere. He appears frequently on television and radio to discuss religion and politics. He is the author of Founding Faith, and The Bill, a book about the creation of AmeriCorps. Waldman lives in New York with his wife, the writer Amy Cunningham, and their children, Joseph and Gordon.

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Details

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 14.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English