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

Call for Papers, Panel on "The Political Theologies of Liberal Democracy," EuARe, Bologna, 22-25 June 2020

Following last year's successful panel on James K.A. Smith's Cultural Liturgies, I will be co-hosting a panel on "The Political Theologies of Liberal Democracy" during the upcoming conference of the European Academy of Religion in Bologna. Accepted panelists include Michael Borowski (independent Scholar), Matt Eggemeier (College of the Holy Cross), Nura Hossainzadeh (Stanford University), Hannes… Continue reading Call for Papers, Panel on "The Political Theologies of Liberal Democracy," EuARe, Bologna, 22-25 June 2020

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

Participant, Acton University, June 20-23 2017, Grand Rapids, Michigan (II)

Just five of the speakers, making this such a very worthwhile event to attend: - Russell Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention - Daniel Mark, Chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) - Carrie Gress, author of the The Marian Option (2017) and… Continue reading Participant, Acton University, June 20-23 2017, Grand Rapids, Michigan (II)

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

Upcoming Speaking Engagement, Conference ‘Christianity and the Future of our Societies’, Leuven, Belgium, 15-19 August 2016

'The event is jointly organized by the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven and the Association for Reformational Philosophy and tackles issues facing the future of our societies. The focus of the conference is to analyze philosophically and theologically what Christianity can contribute to the well-being and flourishing of societies, and people within societies, in the 21st… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement, Conference ‘Christianity and the Future of our Societies’, Leuven, Belgium, 15-19 August 2016

Democracy, Religion and Politics

Participant, Conference on Religion and Power: New Directions in Social Ethics, Princeton University (March 12 & 13, 2015)

'Questions about power, justice, and the role of religion in social protest remain as vital as ever. This conference provides a timely occasion to address important practical and methodological issues in the field of social ethics. By bringing theorists and practitioners together, we hope to spark fresh conversations about the ways that the actions and… Continue reading Participant, Conference on Religion and Power: New Directions in Social Ethics, Princeton University (March 12 & 13, 2015)

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

Participant, The Ninth Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on ‘Catholic Legal Theory: Aspirations, Challenges, and Hopes’, Villanova University School of Law (2015)

'The Ninth Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics, and Culture will explore the topic "Catholic Legal Theory: Aspirations, Challenges, and Hopes." The symposium will take place on Friday, April 24, from 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., in Room 201 of the Law School. This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education… Continue reading Participant, The Ninth Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on ‘Catholic Legal Theory: Aspirations, Challenges, and Hopes’, Villanova University School of Law (2015)

Democracy, Dutch Politics, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Presentation during Second National Conference of Christians in Political Science, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI (1999)

About the Conference: 'The Paul Henry Institute will host the second national conference of Christians in Political Science, June 17-20, 1999. Christian political scientists from the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and Australia have already registered to attend the event. More than twenty different panels, each addressing different thematic issues, have been organized, with more… Continue reading Presentation during Second National Conference of Christians in Political Science, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI (1999)

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)