Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Public Theology, Religion and Politics

Artikel ‘Politieke theologie, natuurrecht en staatsrecht’

De abstract van het artikel luidt als volgt Een case study toont aan dat het de moeite loont om theologische inzichten te integreren in de staatsrechtsbeoefening. Aan het derde deel van de recente trilogie van de Canadese filosoof en theoloog James K.A. Smith kunnen lessen worden ontleend voor de democratische rechtsstaat, die zich voor een populistische… Continue reading Artikel ‘Politieke theologie, natuurrecht en staatsrecht’

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Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics

Response by the author to my blogpost on Barry W. Bussey’s dissertation ‘The Legal Revolution Against the Accommodation of Religion’

Read the response here: The Revolution or the Counter-Revolution? In his response, Dr. Bussey writes that 'Prof. ten Napel’s conclusion is somewhat bleaker than my own, in that he believes “this revolution [against religion] has already taken place in America” and is now being met with a “conservative counter-revolution”. He cites Harvard law professor Mark Tushnet,… Continue reading Response by the author to my blogpost on Barry W. Bussey’s dissertation ‘The Legal Revolution Against the Accommodation of Religion’

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics

Blogpost “Een juridische revolutie tegen religie?”

"Op 27 juni 2019 verdedigde Barry W. Bussey in Leiden zijn proefschrift over de juridische revolutie die zich volgens hem nu in het Westen voltrekt: een revolutie tégen religie. Bussey haakt aan bij de rechtshistoricus Harold J. Berman (1918-2007), die in de Westerse rechtstraditie zes grote revoluties onderscheidde. De revolutie tegen religie zou de zevende… Continue reading Blogpost “Een juridische revolutie tegen religie?”

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics

Nomination for the Alberigo Award 2019

I am honored to find my book Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human among the list of works presented for the Alberigo Award 2019. "The prize, assigned by Fscire and the Emilia-Romagna Region together with EuARe, rewards scholars engaged in a field of religious science, whether historical, exegetical, theological or other, without… Continue reading Nomination for the Alberigo Award 2019

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Dutch Politics, Law and Religion, Public Theology, Religion and Politics

‘An Encouraging Trend in Dutch Scholarship’

The latest issue of Ecclesiastical Law Journal contains a review of a recent book by my colleague Sophie van Bijsterveld, who is Professor of Religion, Law, and Society at Radboud University in Nijmegen. The opening paragraph of the review reads as follows: 'State and Religion: re-assessing a mutual relationship is a spry and engaging contribution to… Continue reading ‘An Encouraging Trend in Dutch Scholarship’

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics

Critique of my recent article on the LSE Religion and Global Society interdisciplinary blog

Prof. Pryor (Campbell University) just published this fair and knowledgeable critique of my recent article on the London School of Economics Religion and Global Society interdisciplinary blog on 'The Natural Law and Natural Rights Tradition: A Foundation for Religious Freedom': Natural Rights, Natural Law, and a Conservative Renewal. From his blog post: "Ten Napel recognizes… Continue reading Critique of my recent article on the LSE Religion and Global Society interdisciplinary blog

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Article on the LSE Religion and Global Society interdisciplinary blog: ‘The Natural Law and Natural Rights Tradition; A Foundation for Religious Freedom’

Photo by Amaury Gutierrez on Unsplash ''To kick off our series on freedom of religion or belief, Hans-Martien ten Napel considers why the right to this freedom, a foundation stone of the liberal democratic order, is threatened. He describes how the notion of natural rights has been replaced by a proliferation of legalistic human rights. Seemingly a welcome… Continue reading Article on the LSE Religion and Global Society interdisciplinary blog: ‘The Natural Law and Natural Rights Tradition; A Foundation for Religious Freedom’