The difference between a rationale and a justification

The following is the opening snippet of a guest post I contributed to Religion at the Margins. ——————— This week I listened to an excellent discussion between Sheikh Dr. Muhammad Al-Hussaini and Patrick Sookhdeo, a former Muslim. I came away with immense respect for both men. The Sheikh made some great points about religious violence […]

Friday, September 9th, 2011

David Bentley Hart on fortuitous effects of Christianity

What interests me—and what I take to be demonstrable and important—is the particular ensemble of moral and imaginative values engendered in numberless consciences by Christian beliefs. That such values had political and social consequences I certainly do not deny; I feel fairly safe in saying, for instance, that abolitionism—as a purely moral cause—could not easily […]

Monday, June 27th, 2011