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Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life

Religion and American Public Life: The Calling of a Public Intellectual

Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life


William Galston 

William Galston's article in The New York Times, "Telling Americans to Vote, or Else"

Galston, William. Public Matters: Essays on Politics, Policy and Religion (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005) 

Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner's article in The New York Times, "Reinventing Ethics"

Howard Gardner's blog post at The Good Project, "In Defense of Disinterestedness in the Digital Era"

Gardner, Howard. Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Educating for the Virtues in the Age of Truthiness and Twitter (Basic Books, 2011)

Gardner, Howard. Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice (Basic Books, 2006)

Susan Jacoby 

Susan Jacoby's article in The New York Times, "Sick and Tired of 'God Bless America"

Jacoby, Susan. Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion(Pantheon, 2016)

Ira Katznelson

Katznelson, Ira. Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time. (Liveright, 2013).

Wolfe, Alan; Katznelson, Ira eds. Religion and Democracy in the United States: Danger or Opportunity? (Princeton University Press, 2010). 

Randall Kennedy 

Randall Kennedy's article in The New York Times, "Black Tape at Harvard Law

Kennedy, Randall. Race, Crime, and the Law(Vintage, 1998). 

Sanford Levinson

Sanford Levinson's article in Rutgers Journal of Law & Religion, "The (Possible) Impact of Judaism and Israel on One Particular Career as a Legal Academic."

Levinson, Sanford. Constiututional Faith. (Princeton University Press, 1998). 

Richard Mouw 

Richard Mouw's article in First Things, "My Favorite Heretic: Why We All Need Heretics."

Mouw, Richard. Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World. (IVP Books, 2010). 

Alan Wolfe

Alan Wolfe’s article in The Atlantic, “And the Winner Is…”

Wolfe, Alan. The Future of Liberalism (Vintage, 2010).

Wolfe, Alan. An Intellectual in Public (University of Michigan Press, 2003).

Davison Hunter, James; Wolfe, Alan. Is There a Culture War?: A Dialogue on Values and American Public Life (Brookings Institution Press, 2006).