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, Whither Europe?

Upcoming Speaking Engagement: Annual Conference of the European Academy of Religion, Bologna, March 4-7, 2019

From 4-7 March, I will be chairing two panels on philosopher James K.A. Smith's trilogy during the Annual Conference of the European Academy of Religion in Bologna. Read more about the panels here: 'This panel considers James K.A. Smith’s Cultural Liturgies (Desiring the King, Imagining the King, Awaiting the King) and discusses the potential for… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement: Annual Conference of the European Academy of Religion, Bologna, March 4-7, 2019

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Overwegende… Yvonne Zonderop en de wetenschappelijke kakafonie van opvattingen (I)

Voor de binnenkort verschijnende, derde aflevering van het Tijdschrift voor Religie, Recht en Beleid van 2018 schreef ik een Overwegende onder bovenstaande titel. In drie achtereenvolgende blogposten valt de voorlaatste versie van dit redactioneel hier alvast te lezen. In haar boek Ongelofelijk beschrijft Yvonne Zonderop de teloorgang van het christelijk geloof in Nederland gedurende de afgelopen… Continue reading Overwegende… Yvonne Zonderop en de wetenschappelijke kakafonie van opvattingen (I)

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

Call for Papers, Panel on Public Theology and its potential for Law and Religion scholarship

UPDATE: see for the call: I am currently putting together a panel for the 2019 conference of the European Academy of Religion on the question of what, if anything, law and religion scholarship can learn from public theology works such as James K.A. Smith's Awaiting the King. Anyone interested in joining the panel, please let… Continue reading Call for Papers, Panel on Public Theology and its potential for Law and Religion scholarship

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On Islam (Volume six of the Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology series)

'At the beginning of the twentieth century, famed theologian Abraham Kuyper toured the Mediterranean world and encountered Islam for the first time. Part travelogue, part cultural critique, On Islam presents a European imperialist seeing firsthand the damage colonialism had caused and the value of a religion he had never truly understood. Here, Kuyper’s doctrine of common… Continue reading On Islam (Volume six of the Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology series)

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

Twelve posts introducing my new book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human

For the posts, please see: Article ‘This Map Of The State Of Religious Freedom Around The World Is Chilling’ Article ‘Princeton Seminary Reforms Its Views on Honoring Tim Keller’ Yale Law Professor: ‘American courts are tackling Islamophobia – why won’t Europeans?’ Waarom de PVV niet het initiatief in de kabinetsformatie moet krijgen New Book: ‘The… Continue reading Twelve posts introducing my new book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human

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Yale Law Professor: ‘American courts are tackling Islamophobia – why won’t Europeans?’

'On both sides of the Atlantic, courts this week have addressed the relationship of Islam to the west, but with radically different approaches and outcomes. In the US, federal courts in Hawaii and Maryland have halted Donald Trump’s second attempt at a Muslim ban. Meanwhile, the European court of justice, Europe’s highest court, has upheld… Continue reading Yale Law Professor: ‘American courts are tackling Islamophobia – why won’t Europeans?’