Edwin C. Cook
Edwin Cook has a doctorate in church-state studies from Baylor University, Waco, Texas. He writes from Waco.
Lincoln E. Steed, Editor of Liberty magazine, and Dr. Ed Cook, PhD Baylor University, discuss how, at times, people within a church become deeply stirred because they see some injustice in the church - and they believe their rights and their view point is being shut down. They say 'this is a religious liberty issue, my religious freedom is being restricted!'. But is it truly a religious freedom issue?
Without doubt, current viewpoints of leading Roman Catholic cardinals on the subject of religious liberty reveal a concept that highly favors the liberty of the church to fulfill its mission in society.
Novus Ordo Seclorum: A New World Order
A Catholic View of Religious Freedom in the United States
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Subsidiarity and Justice for All?
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