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Kresta in the Afternoon – July 5, 2021 – Hour 1

God Bless America! Tim Shah looks at the history of religious liberty.

Kresta Comments: “We Hold These Truths”

The Story you Don’t Know about Religious Liberty

The story commonly told about the relation between Christianity and freedom of religion treats Christianity as an inherently intolerant and oppressive religion. The historian Perez Zagorin writes, of “all the great world religions past and present, Christianity has been by far the most intolerant.” But while it is a tragic truth that many Christians have oppressed others, the fact remains that Christian theology is a source for religious freedom. Tim Shah joins us.

Timothy Shah is the Vice President for Strategy and International Research and the Director of the South and Southeast Asia Action Team for the Religious Freedom Institute. He’s the editor and contributor to Christianity and Freedom Volume 1: Historical Perspectives and is the author or coauthor of several other books. Visit

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