Kresta in the Afternoon – December 24, 2008 – Hour 1

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    First Topic - #28: Feminism and Freedom

    August 18th marks the 88th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. Would women have achieved that right without the feminist revolution? Christina Hoff Sommers, author of a recent essay entitled “Feminism and Freedom” argues that the world needs feminism, but not the movement. “Modern women’s liberation has little to do with liberty,” she writes. “Women everywhere need the liberty to be what hey are – not, as contemporary feminism insists, liberation from what they are.” She is here to make her case.

    Second Topic - #27: The Contested Public Square

    While many assume that the question of Christian involvement in politics is a recent one, Dr. Greg Forster traces the 2,000-year history of Christian thinking on the place of religion and politics—the story of how we got to where we are now—a philosophical tradition going back to the ancient Greeks. He locates the origins of this story in the faith's first three centuries, when believers faced persecution, making the church suspicious of political power. Even after Christianity was established as the religion of the state, this initial experience with persecution continued to influence Christian thinking about the relationship between the church and political institutions. Greg joins us.


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