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Topic: Church & State

Inasmuch as true conversion and piety are matters of the heart and not political coercion, Christians insist on religious liberty. Religious freedom is perfectly compatible with, and even dependent upon, governmental respect for God and His Word.

Articles
"God and the Emperor" -- Theophilus of Antioch (c. 120 – c. 200)
"A Question of Jurisdiction" -- Hosius (c. 256 - 358)
"Hands off the Church!" -- Ambrose (c. 339 - 397)
"Robber Kings" -- Augustine (354 - 430)
"'The Pursuit of the True Religion Becomes the Responsibility of the State'" -- Emperor Theodosius II (401 – 450)
"Advice for Kings" -- Bede (c. 672 - 735)
"The Foundation of the English Constitution" -- The Magna Carta (1215)
"Two Kinds of Government" -- Martin Luther (1483 – 1546)
"On the Authority of the State, Romans 13" -- John Calvin (1509 - 1564)
"Obey Government to Obey God" -- John Calvin (1509 - 1564)
"A Sparrow Falls, an Empire Rises" -- Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
"Politics in the Pulpit" -- John Witherspoon (1723 - 1794)
"Religion and the Patriot" -- George Washington (1732 – 1799)
"The Continental Congress Hears Psalm 35" -- John Adams (1735 - 1826)
"All the (Future) President's Men" -- John Adams (1735 - 1826)
"Religion Has Nothing to Do with Politics?" -- John Mitchell Mason (1770 - 1829) public
"Reverence for God in State Constitutions" -- [1776]
"Reformation versus Revolution" -- Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer (1801 - 1876)
"On Authority in Government" -- Abraham Kuyper (1837 - 1920)
"'The Government Becomes God'" -- G. K. Chesterton (1874 – 1936)
"A U.S. President Commends Reading the Bible" -- Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)
"Defending Principles Expounded by Jesus" -- Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)
"Confronting Civil Government" -- John Murray (1898 - 1975)
"The Vitality of the 'Separated' Church" -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906 – 1945)
"A Prescription for Government?" -- Russell Kirk (1918 - 1994)
"Was Jesus Political?" -- John R. W. Stott (1921 - 2011)
"What the State Cannot Do?" -- Margaret Thatcher (1925 - 2013)
"Never Give Up on a Cause that Is Right" -- Robert Bork (1927 – )
"Ruling through the Courts: The Strategy of the 'New Class'" -- Robert Bork (1927 - )
"The God of Inaugural Addresses" -- Presidents of the United States (1789 - 2001) public
"'No Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction'" -- The U.S. Courts on Church Discipline