Law, Religion and Human Rights: A Historical Protestant Perspective
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
Annual of the American Society of Christian Ethics, Vol. 26, pp. 257-262, 1998
The author discusses the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation as a human rights movement. The Reformation not only laid the groundwork for religious human rights but also created the platform for the more expansive conceptions of individual liberty that shaped the political de-velopment of the West. The continuing importance of the churches in the human rights movement is affirmed.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 7
Keywords: Protestant Reformation, Human Rights, Individual
Date posted: March 30, 2011