Book review: Religion without God, written by Ronald Dworkin

In: Religion & Human Rights
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  • 1 St. John’s University School of Law, New York, NY, USA
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Religion without God (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013), ISBN 978-0-674-72682-6, 180 pp.

Religion without God is the late Ronald Dworkin’s last work, published posthumously in September 2013. It is a short book; a publisher’s note explains that Dworkin planned to expand the work greatly before he fell ill. Still, the book is important. Not that it says anything especially new. As far as I can tell, in fact, the book repeats familiar, even ancient, objections to the idea of a personal God and proposes a legal definition of religion that is decades old. But of course Dworkin

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