They Didn't Do Their Homework


Embarassingly, some scholars have tunnel vision because they aren't reading a wide variety of literature from other scholars -- those with whom they disagree.

In his Catholic Things article, "Faith, Reason, and Secular Hegemony," Francis Beckwith describes the problem with legal theorists who claim that religion cannot make reasonable claims.
He writes, "The legal theorists I read all claim to be experts in law and religion, and their works appear in law reviews published by prestigious universities. And yet, I could not find in them a hint that they had even a superficial acquaintance with the vast literature on religion and rationality produced by religious (and some non-religious) thinkers (mostly philosophers) over the past fifty years."

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