Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty: What Belongs to God, What Belongs to Caesar

By David S. Dockery, John Stonestreet

“We will fully and ungrudgingly render to Caesar what is Caesar’s. But under no circumstances will we render to Caesar what is God’s.”—the Manhattan Declaration

Ten years after over half a million Christians signed their names to a statement of conscience clarifying where they stood, the three issues dealt with in the Manhattan Declaration are of more cultural importance than ever. The main difference now, as opposed to then, is the state has since claimed authority, not only over life, but also over marriage and religious liberty.

In Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty, Christian scholars and authors—writing from various Evangelical, Protestant, Orthodox, and Catholic traditions—evaluate the current cultural landscape and update the Manhattan Declaration call to Christian conviction.