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Merry Christmas and a Happy 2022!

Americans do this at Thanksgiving, and it is a beautiful tradition. However, I am only "half-American," so I feel the need to express my special gratitude at this time of the year towards: - Leiden University that made most of the things below possible and also allowed me this year to exchange views with a… Continue reading Merry Christmas and a Happy 2022!

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

Member, Executive Editorial Council, Journal of Religion, Culture & Democracy

UPDATE: Check here for the latest version of the call for submissions: call_for_papers_12_2021-2Download I am deeply honored to have joined the Executive Editorial Council of the newly launched Journal of Religion, Culture & Democracy. 'The Journal of Religion, Culture & Democracy (JRCD) is a peer-reviewed, open-access scholarly journal focused on the intersection of religion and civil society.… Continue reading Member, Executive Editorial Council, Journal of Religion, Culture & Democracy

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Senior Fellow, Center for Religion, Culture, and Democracy

V0006611 Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury. Mezzotint by Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury. Mezzotint by W. T. Davey, 1851, after F. Bird. By: W. T. DaveyPublished: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ I am honored… Continue reading Senior Fellow, Center for Religion, Culture, and Democracy

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

Summer reading and work in progress

Here is some of my summer reading for a new book after I finished my current list. The books stem from a list of introductory texts in natural law, Roman law, canon law, and legal history. Several other titles are on my Kindle; just Javier Hervada is rather tricky to get by here. The book… Continue reading Summer reading and work in progress

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Temporarily 20% off my book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human at Routledge

I am making progress in writing a new monograph in English and just published a co-edited Dutch-language volume on Tocqueville's relevance for the current debate on the future of liberal democracy. Nevertheless, on this Human Rights Day, I would like to draw attention to my previous book, Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully… Continue reading Temporarily 20% off my book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human at Routledge

Democracy, Dutch Politics, Law and Religion, Public Theology, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Article ‘A sense of reality is required: the European People’s Party as a bridge between Tradition and modernity’

The latest edition of the Montesquieu Institute's newsletter, De Hofvijver, contains a section on 'Forty Years of the Dutch Christian Democratic Appeal,' which also includes a contribution from my hand. This contribution, entitled 'Realiteitszin gevraagd: de Europese Volkspartij als brug tussen Traditie en moderniteit,' tries to build a bridge between my earlier work as a… Continue reading Article ‘A sense of reality is required: the European People’s Party as a bridge between Tradition and modernity’

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

Pentecost Podcast: “Taking Stock”

I recorded this Pentecost Podcast, entitled “Taking Stock,” to update everyone who takes an interest in my work-in-progress. There is much more to come in later editions of the podcast that I am currently planning. There will be thematic podcasts, podcasts in different languages, a podcast in which I will be talking with a guest,… Continue reading Pentecost Podcast: “Taking Stock”

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Easter Podcast: “Lifelines”

I recorded this Easter Podcast, entitled "Lifelines," for all my followers and friends on social media who take an interest in my work-in-progress, and whom I dearly miss in this time of quarantine and cancelations. Easter Podcast " "Lifelines"Download

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

Nieuwsbericht “Hans-Martien ten Napel in de nationale en internationale media over zijn boek”

De tekst van het nieuwsbericht luidt als volgt: "06 januari 2020 Voor de tweede keer binnen een half jaar is Hans-Martien ten Napel uitgenodigd om het openingsessay te schrijven voor een serie internationale blogposts. De eerste keer was op 15 juli 2019, toen hij de aftrap gaf voor een reeks over het recht op vrijheid van godsdienst… Continue reading Nieuwsbericht “Hans-Martien ten Napel in de nationale en internationale media over zijn boek”