Under Caesar's Sword: How Christians Respond to Persecution
March 1, 2018
The global persecution of Christians is an urgent human rights issue that remains underreported. This volume presents the results of a systematic global investigation into how Christians respond to persecution. Scholars of global Christianity present firsthand research from most of the sites of the harshest persecution, as well as the West and Latin America. Their findings make clear the nature of persecution, the reasons for it, Christian responses to it—both non-violent and confrontational—and the effects of these responses. Motivating the volume is the hope that this knowledge will empower all who would exercise solidarity with the world's persecuted Christians and will offer the victims strategies for a more effective response. Co-edited by Daniel Philpott and Timothy Shah, director for international research of the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Research Project, the book is part of the Cambridge Studies in Law and Christianity series.