Brett Scharffs, Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, contributed to the recently published Religious Liberty: Essays on First Amendment Law. Available from Cambridge University Press, this latest publication from the Wheatley Institution is a collection of essays from leading thinkers on why Freedom of Religion and Conscience are vital to society. It is the third in a series of books published by the Wheatley Institution over the last four years. The book seeks to address modern questions regarding the role and separation of Church and State, and to help citizens answer some of the fundamentally difficult questions about the First Amendment.
Professor Scharffs contributed an essay titled “Our Schizophrenic Attitude Towards Corporate Conscience”. Other contributors include Thomas Griffith, Daniel N. Robinson, Robert P. George, Akhil Reed Amar, Hadley Arkes, Gerard V. Bradley, Michael P. Moreland, Brett G. Scharffs, Roger Scruton, and Michael Novak. The book, published in September of 2016, was edited by Daniel N. Robinson of the University of Oxford and Richard N. Williams of Brigham Young University.
Table of Contents
Foreword Thomas Griffith
Introduction Daniel N. Robinson
1. Two concepts of liberty Robert P. George
2. Religious liberty: the first freedom Daniel N. Robinson
3. The creation and reconstruction of the First Amendment Akhil Reed Amar
4. Recasting the argument for religious freedom Hadley Arkes
5. Let us pray: Greece v. Galloway Gerard V. Bradley
6. What are we really arguing about when we argue about the freedom of the church? Michael P. Moreland
7. Our schizophrenic attitude towards corporate conscience Brett G. Scharffs
8. Religious freedom in the world today Roger Scruton
9. The first of all freedoms is liberty of conscience Michael Novak