Book Review: "We Are Free for a Reason," a review of Free to Believe: The Battle Over Religious Liberty in America by Luke Goodrich

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The Federalist Society


religious liberty, Christianity


As senior counsel to the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, [Goodrich] is respected by both supporters and opponents for his skill and his character. His book is unusual: is not the observations of an arm’s length expert (though expert he be) describing the trends, the doctrines, and the history of the religion clauses of the Constitution. It is not a memoir of the important place that he has occupied in the struggle of which he is a part. It is not a jurisprudential treatise. It is, instead, a reflection on why religious liberty—along with his defense of it—matters in his life and in the lives of his readers.


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