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’

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

Participant, ‘The Quest for Legitimacy: Actors, Audiences and Aspirations’, 2017 APSA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 31-September 3 (I)

Topics include: New Perspectives on Montesquieu The Crisis of Constitutional Democracy American Public Philosophy in the Age of Trump On the Compatibility of Natural Law and Natural Rights Author Meets Critics: Alexander Tsesis's "Constitutional Ethos" Liberalism in Crisis Challenges to the Rule of Law The Future of Conservatism Constitution Making in Religiously Divided Societies See… Continue reading Participant, ‘The Quest for Legitimacy: Actors, Audiences and Aspirations’, 2017 APSA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 31-September 3 (I)

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

Upcoming Speaking Engagement: 2017 ICON∙S Conference on ‘Courts, Power, and Public Law’, Copenhagen, July 5-7

  My two scheduled presentations during the conference are entitled: 'The European Court of Human Rights’ “constitutional morality” in the religious domain', and 'In Defense of the Classical Liberal Conception Regarding Religious Freedom'. About the general conference theme: 'The overarching theme of the ICON-S 2017 Annual Meeting will be “Courts, Power, Public Law”. The expanding… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement: 2017 ICON∙S Conference on ‘Courts, Power, and Public Law’, Copenhagen, July 5-7

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

Contribution to volume on Reshaping Protestantism in a Global Context (2009)

'The regional contributions from Africa and Asia show how the old European made denominational differences fade in the light of African Instituted Churches or Pentecostalism. Reshaping Protestantism is not a backward oriented project of reconstructing the original but makes use of the inner protestant pluralism to cope with globalization and changing religious landscapes. Who reads… Continue reading Contribution to volume on Reshaping Protestantism in a Global Context (2009)