Lael Weinberger reviews "Beyond Belief, Beyond Conscience: The Radical Significance of the Free Exercise of Religion" by Jack N. Rakove.
Lael Weinberger is a lawyer and historian. He is currently the Olin-Searle-Smith Fellow in Law at Harvard Law School. He was the Raoul Berger-Mark DeWolfe Howe Legal History Fellow at Harvard from 2019–’20. He is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Chicago, where he studies American legal history. Lael earned a JD with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School and clerked for Judge Frank Easterbrook on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and for Chief Justice Daniel Eismann on the Idaho Supreme Court. Lael's academic articles and reviews appear in or are forthcoming in such venues as the University of Chicago Law Review, Constitutional Commentary, and the International Journal of Constitutional Law. Reviews and essays have appeared in Newsweek, Christianity Today, Claremont Review, and the New Rambler Review. Lael also co-authored (with Robert Renaud) A Tale of Two Governments, a book to introduce pastors and church leaders to the basics of church autonomy law. He is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/LaelWeinberger.