Lately I've been working a side project, a lengthy encyclopedia article on religion and education in America. I'm taking a historical approach in the article and laying out a basic narrative: building a Protestant educational establishment, challenges to that establishment, and, finally, Protestant educational disestablishment. With that article in the back of my head, it … Continue reading The Education Investment, Citizenship, and the Perfection of Society and Government; Or, What Noah Webster Would Say to Romney and Obama
Buddhism and Science: Problems and Perils My colleague at Emory, Kenny Smith, compares the function of authenticity in Scientology and Gold's Gym Apparently, most U.S. pastors don't think Obama is a Christian...or Glenn Beck, for that matter. Stephen Prothero asks who owns Jesus and Yoga. I wonder when religions became a matter of ownership.