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

Chair, Author Meets Critique panel, Catholic Cosmopolitanism and Human Rights

Next Thursday, I have the pleasure of moderating a book panel on Dr. Leonard Taylor's book Catholic Cosmopolitanism and Human Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2020). The panel takes place during the hybrid annual conference of the European Academy of Religion. On the back cover, I wrote the following recommendation at the time: 'Catholic cosmopolitanism has… Continue reading Chair, Author Meets Critique panel, Catholic Cosmopolitanism and Human Rights

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

Chapter in volume on Religion, Politics and Law. Philosophical Reflections on the Sources of Normative Order in Society (2009)

'Modern, liberal democracies in the West living under the rule of law and protection of human rights cannot articulate the very values from which they derive their legitimacy. These pre-political and pre-legal preconditions cannot be guaranteed, let alone be enforced by the state, but constitute nevertheless its moral and spiritual infrastructure. Until recently, a common… Continue reading Chapter in volume on Religion, Politics and Law. Philosophical Reflections on the Sources of Normative Order in Society (2009)