Idolizing Religious Liberty

Many American evangelicals feel the decline of religious liberty and anticipate a looming threat of religious persecution. Dr. Phil Hopkins points to the history of Iranian Christianity to provide perspective on how American evangelicals should approach this 1st amendment right.

Philip O. Hopkins
Associate Professor of Church History
Philip O. Hopkins is the associate professor of Church history at Gateway Seminary. He earned Ph.D. in applied theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a second Ph.D. in Iranian history from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland). He is also a research fellow for the Institute of Iranian Studies at the University of St. Andrews, guest lecturer at Russian-Armenian University in Yerevan, Armenia, and part of the editorial board for Iran and the Caucasus (Brill).