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

Brief photo impression of the Annual Conference 2019 of the European Academy of Religion in Bologna, Italy

Returning to Bologna felt like coming home this week. A big thank you to the European Academy of Religion for making the Annual Conference 2019 once again such an inspiring event. A brief photo impression of some personal trivia and highlights: Alway good to see my recent book on display. At the conference photo booth.… Continue reading Brief photo impression of the Annual Conference 2019 of the European Academy of Religion in Bologna, Italy

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

New review of book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human (2017) in Ecclesiastical Law Journal

A new review of my book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human (2017) in the Ecclesiastical Law Journal: ‘This book is an enjoyably spry reflection on the pitfalls of aggressive secularism and the atomistic tendencies of modern liberal individualism. Ten Napel deploys comparative legal method, interdisciplinary scholarship and social pluralist thought… Continue reading New review of book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human (2017) in Ecclesiastical Law Journal

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

Chapter on ‘Western “Civic Totalism,” Sovereignty of the People, and the Need for Limited Government’ in ICLARS-volume

Source: http://www.routledge.com The description of the volume on Religion, Pluralism, and Reconciling Difference, edited by W. Cole Durham Jr. and Donlu Thayer, reads as follows: 'We live in an increasingly pluralized world. This sociological reality has become the irreversible destiny of humankind. Even once religiously homogeneous societies are becoming increasingly diverse. Religious freedom is modernity’s… Continue reading Chapter on ‘Western “Civic Totalism,” Sovereignty of the People, and the Need for Limited Government’ in ICLARS-volume

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

Upcoming Paperback Release

Pleased to announce that the editorial board of Routledge have decided to publish my book Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human (2017) in paperback. They anticipate publication in March 2019. Preview PDF here: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781317236917?fbclid=IwAR0aiJiTnvOvWAv57HCS1vkwLAiNNTp1BU96knPp-GC4MGxh5P6DB82JzWw A Media Review Copy Request Form for my book is available here: https://pages.email.taylorandfrancis.com/review-copy-request For some earlier reviews of… Continue reading Upcoming Paperback Release

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

Winner of the International Award for Excellence for The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society, Volume 8

'Champaign, Ill., USA – 16 November 2018 – The Religion in Society Research Network is pleased to announce the selection of “The Significance of Communal Religious Freedom for Liberal Democracy,” Hans-Martien ten Napel, as the winner of the International Award for Excellence for Volume 8 of The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society.… Continue reading Winner of the International Award for Excellence for The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society, Volume 8

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics

Article on ‘The Significance of Communal Religious Freedom for Liberal Democracy’ in the International Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Society

The abstract of the article reads as follows: 'Leading US scholar of constitutional interpretation Michael Paulsen has developed an interesting theory of religious freedom called “The Priority of God.” Paulsen distinguishes, first of all, a liberal conception of religious freedom, according to which it is widely assumed that religious truth exists in a society and… Continue reading Article on ‘The Significance of Communal Religious Freedom for Liberal Democracy’ in the International Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Society

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

Book Review of Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom in Journal of Markets & Morality

I am grateful to Prof. Jan Klos Hab. Ph.D. for taking the effort to write a review of my book for the Journal of Markets & Morality. Jan Klos is a Professor at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Particular Ethics. He specializes in the history of… Continue reading Book Review of Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom in Journal of Markets & Morality

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

Chapter on ‘The Boundaries of Faith-Based Organizations in Europe’ in forthcoming Research Handbook on Law and Religion

The description of the edited volume reads as follows: 'Offering an interdisciplinary, international and philosophical perspective, this comprehensive Handbook explores both perennial and recent legal issues that concern the modern state and its interaction with religious communities and individuals. Providing in-depth, original analysis the book includes studies of a wide array of nation-states, such as… Continue reading Chapter on ‘The Boundaries of Faith-Based Organizations in Europe’ in forthcoming Research Handbook on Law and Religion

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

Review of book on ‘Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human’

UPDATE: see also this press release in Dutch: https://geloofindemocratie.nl/2018/07/04/boekrecensie-constitutionalism-democracy-and-religious-freedom-to-be-fully-human-2017/ Very grateful to Robert Joustra for taking the time to write this review of my book for the Review of Faith & International Affairs - worth the read also because of the other literature he references along the way and the difficult questions it raises: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15570274.2018.1469823?journalCode=rfia20… Continue reading Review of book on ‘Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human’

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

Artikel ‘Geloof in de liberale democratie’ in Tijdschrift voor Religie, Recht en Beleid

  De liberale visie op godsdienstvrijheid vertrekt vanuit een mensvisie waarin het belang van het kunnen beleven van de religieuze identiteit in zowel het publieke als het privédomein vooropstaat. Dit uitgangspunt leidt tot een onderscheidende visie op de plaats van geloof in de liberale democratie, die het voor burgers omgekeerd mogelijk maakt geloof te houden… Continue reading Artikel ‘Geloof in de liberale democratie’ in Tijdschrift voor Religie, Recht en Beleid