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
UPDATE 2: I am sorry that I had to cancel my participation in this conference due to illness in the family. I hope to put my preparations to good use in a piece I am currently writing for a new Handbook of Public Theology UPDATE: The draft program for this event was published last week.… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement: ‘The Spirit of Populism. Political Theologies in Polarized Times’
Governments have historically relied on metaphysical sources for their legitimacy. The French Revolution intended to put an end to this. However, with the current rise of populism, among other things, we are witnessing a revival of political theology. Read the whole blogpost here: https://leidenlawblog.nl/articles/the-political-theology-of-thierry-baudet. See also:
I look forward to participating in the third session of the St. John's Law School Center for Law and Religion's Tradition Project, “The Value of Tradition in the Global Context,” in Rome this week. 'December 12, 2018 9.00 - 13.00 LUMSA University – Jubilee Complex Via di Porta Castello, 44 - Rome LUMSA University is… Continue reading Upcoming meeting of the Tradition Project, Rome, December 12-13
The state of Dutch democracy is uncertain. After last week’s elections, the stability of the political system appears guaranteed for the next couple of years. We cannot be sure, however, what will happen afterwards. This marks a change from the past. Read the whole blogpost here: http://leidenlawblog.nl/articles/the-state-of-dutch-democracy-dancing-on-the-deck-of-the-titanic.