Nicholas P. Miller
Nicholas Miller, Ph.D., is an attorney and associate professor of church history at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan. He is the author of the The Religious Roots of the First Amendment (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012), which more fully develops the theme of this article.
Connecting the Reformation to the civil rights movement.
He was faithful not just to his legal calling, but to a higher calling that he had obviously been given from above.
The Supreme Court Rules on Obama Care and Contraception
Nicholas P. Miller discusses the ongoing saga of Holby Lobby versus "Obamacare."
The public discussion of religion and religious freedom is generally dominated by two increasingly polarized viewpoints.
Recent events in America have shown that a strong secularism can lead to clashes with religious freedom. This, however, is not a new occurrence in the...
Scholars have long argued the extent of Luther's influence on the outbreak of revolution among the German peasants in 1524-1525. Those who would give him...
The road from the Protestant Reformation to the religious freedom of the American republic was full of unexpected turns, switchbacks, and delays. The...
It was the "momentous question" that "awakened" and "terrified" Thomas Jefferson, like a "fire bell in the night." Jefferson considered it the "knell of the union." The "question" at issue was ostensibly that of slavery. Jefferson wrote about his nocturna
Stories of religious disestablishment in America usually revolve around discussion of the origins and meaning of the establishment clause of the federal Constitution. But the story of disestablishment, at least in the early Republic, was much more a state
What is the cost of discipleship? It cost Joshua Davey $2,500 when he decided to declare a major in pastoral studies.
Most people believe they know a cult when they see one. Do you? Can you pick the cult out of the description of the following three religious group? A...
Somehow a reporter from a local paper found out about my mother's decision. And that was when I found out the terrible truth--I was living with a...
Somehow a reporter from a local paper found out about my mother's decision. And that was when I found out the terrible truth--I was living with a criminal....
First, religious liberty is a human right. The Declaration of Independence envisions the rights of humanity as a gift from God and as preceding the...
What do a Jewish home synagogue, a Baptist minister, and a federal prisoner have in common? All among the first to be hurt by the demise of the federal...
The Jehovah's Witnesses The Jehovah's Witnesses--who had already faced persecution by a previous German administration (1933-1945)--report problems in...
Sometimes it has to happen to a celebrity before the world pays attention. In 1993 acclaimed American Jazz pianist Chick Corea was disinvited from a...
In May 1991 a rental car that Gwendolyn Robbins' father was driving in upstate New York skidded, plunged down an embankment, and overturned. Both her...