Series: Is Religion Special?

Eisgruber and Sager’s Arguments Against Special Protection Of Religion and a Rebuttal

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Is Religion Special?.

Christopher Eisgruber and Lawrence Sager present a concept they call “equal liberty” as the answer to their fear of society being “on the brink of abandoning our commitment to find and follow fair terms of cooperation for a religiously diverse people.”  Religious freedom, they maintain, is about to be “submerged… More

Religion and Religious Organizations: Making Civilization Possible

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Is Religion Special?.

The idea that religion makes civilization possible may appear counterintuitive to our Western mind today.  We have witnessed a barrage of argument from people like Richard Dawkins and the late Christopher Hitchens that religion is destructive and irrational.  Yet, not that long ago, certainly no more than three generations back,… More