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

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

Upcoming Speaking Engagement: Annual Conference of the European Academy of Religion, Bologna, March 5-8, 2018

I will be speaking on the topic of 'Comparative Constitutional Law and Natural Law.' The abstract reads as follows: During the last decade or so the discipline of comparative constitutional law has experienced phenomenal growth. Handbooks in the field have become truly global in outlook. With the globalization of comparative constitutional law, the question arises… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement: Annual Conference of the European Academy of Religion, Bologna, March 5-8, 2018

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

Video Recording of Panel ‘Religion and Pluralism in a Changing World’

'The recordings of the 24th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium, Religion and Religious FreeDom in a Changing World, held in October of 2017 are now available to view here. (...)' You can find the link to the video recording of the panel on 'religion and pluralism in a changing world' here:  https://www.iclrs.org/event.php/2017+Annual+Symposium/Media/English/3959 'Religion and Pluralism… Continue reading Video Recording of Panel ‘Religion and Pluralism in a Changing World’

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Paper presentation during panel on ‘Religion & Pluralism in a Changing World’, BYU Law School, Provo, Utah

From October 1-3, 2017, the 24th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium was held at Brigham Young University Law School in Provo, Utah, USA. The Symposium was attended by 100 participants, from 50 different countries, while interpretation at the venue was available in 11 languages (Arabic, French, Italian, Korean, Laotian, Mongolian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian,… Continue reading Paper presentation during panel on ‘Religion & Pluralism in a Changing World’, BYU Law School, Provo, Utah

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

Upcoming Speaking Engagement: 24th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1-4 October 2017

  'The International Center for Law and Religion Studies (ICLRS) is honored to announce the distinguished keynote speaker for the 24th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium — "Religion and Religious Freedom in a Changing World" — to be held 1-4 October 2017 at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. András Sajó, Hungarian scholar and former… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement: 24th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1-4 October 2017

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

Book review: ‘The Political Theology of European Integration,’ by Mark R. Royce

'The central question political scientist Mark R. Royce addresses in his book, The Political Theology of European Integration: Comparing the Influence of Religious Histories on European Policies, is whether the process of European integration as it has developed since the Second World War, and continues to develop as a result of issues such as Brexit,… Continue reading Book review: ‘The Political Theology of European Integration,’ by Mark R. Royce

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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)

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

Bernie Sanders, Tim Farron, and the regime change which has taken place within liberalism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW6CTlpxUb8 https://youtu.be/KRpMTQl7cvI In my new book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human (Routledge, 2017), I note how partly under the influence of the social and cultural revolution of the 1960s, liberalism has arguably developed from a means of managing diversity in the direction of an ideological agenda of its own. Illustrative… Continue reading Bernie Sanders, Tim Farron, and the regime change which has taken place within liberalism

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

Book Recommendations (I): Nicholas Wolterstorff, Understanding Liberal Democracy (2012)

About the book: 'Understanding Liberal Democracy presents notable work by Nicholas Wolterstorff at the intersection between political philosophy and religion. Alongside his influential earlier essays, it includes nine new essays in which Wolterstorff develops original lines of argument and stakes out novel positions regarding the nature of liberal democracy, human rights, and political authority. Taken… Continue reading Book Recommendations (I): Nicholas Wolterstorff, Understanding Liberal Democracy (2012)

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

Blogpost ‘Something Fundamental is at Stake in the Dutch Parliamentary Elections’

Geert Wilders’ PVV Party believes that Islam is a totalitarian ideology and not a religion, and thus Muslims are not equally entitled to the same freedom of religion or belief as other believers. This view is incompatible with liberal democracy. Read the whole blogpost here: http://leidenlawblog.nl/articles/something-fundamental-is-at-stake-in-the-dutch-parliamentary-elections.