Historical Foundations of Religious Freedom Discussion

1. Discuss the historical foundations of religious freedom as it deals with the formation of the American religious experiment.
2. Summarize the importance of religious freedom as a foundational cornerstone within the Constitution of the United States of America. Be sure to acknowledge the prominence of religious freedom within the American religious faith traditions. Address the following:
2a)Protestant Reformation
2b)Religious establishment vs. religious freedom in Europe
2c)The colonization and experimentation with religion in the colonies
Read pages 1-23 from Witte and Nicols.

***As a writing style we are using Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS). Notice, we are NOT USING FOOTNOTES or a BIBLIOGRAPHY at the end of your written works. However, on ALL assignments we will use CMOS Author/Date style (in-text citations style) of citing sources with a CMOS Resources Cited list at the end of all your writing submissions. The Resources Cited list follows Kate Turabian’s standard listings for bibliographic material listed in her book, A Manual for Writers, 9th edition. See Chapters 18 & 19 for details.***

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