Daniel Philpott is Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies and Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights at the University of Notre Dame. He is author most recently of Just and Unjust Peace: An Ethic of Political Reconciliation (Oxford, 2012) and, with Monica Duffy Toft and Timothy Samuel Shah, God’s Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics (Norton, 2011).
No human rights without God
By: Daniel Philpott
Human rights need God because three ingredients are critical to their validity: universal moral norms, human dignity, and their “trump card” status. These ingredients ...