Description: Al recently attended the Under Caesar’s Sword conference in Rome, an international conference on the Christian response to persecution. Christians are the world’s most widely persecuted faith and are being repressed, tortured and killed worldwide. For the rest of the week we will be playing Al’s commentaries and interviews from the conference.
Kresta Comments: The History of Christian Persecution
Timothy Samuel Shah is associate director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and Associate Professor of the Practice of Religion and Global Politics in the Government Department at Georgetown University. He is a political scientist specializing in the relationship between religion and political freedom in theory, history, and contemporary practice. Shah is author, with Monica Duffy Toft and Daniel Philpott, of God’s Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics (W.W. Norton, 2011) and is editor of an Oxford University Press series on “Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in the Global South” that has so far generated three volumes. His articles on religion and global politics have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Journal of Democracy, the Review of Politics, and elsewhere.