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D. Quinn Mills

Daniel Quinn Mills is the Albert J. Weatherhead, Jr. Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus.  His tenure at Harvard lasted from 1976 to 2007.  He consults with major corporations and governments[…]

Religion, Mills says, is the only secure foundation for ethical and moral behavior.

Question: What do you believe?

D. Quinn Mills: Religion plays a very significant role, because what is most important to me about religion is I think it is the only secure a basis for ethical and moral behavior. And I think that as religion decays, ethics and morality decay dramatically, and I think that often happens in history with material prosperity and with lack of danger generally speaking, and I think that is happening again. So, I look not to doctrinaire religion. I am not religious in doctrinaire fashion and the protestism in the Christian church gave us that. So, I read the Bible and the religious classics and I think that what they mean to me and what I think they should mean the other people, and it plays a huge role in my life in that regard.

Recorded on: 9/27/07