The Stillborn God? A Conversation about the Future of Political Theologies
Two leading contemporary thinkers, Mark Lilla from Columbia University and the Berkley Center’s José Casanova, explored the problems of political theologies in a conversation on the issues raised in Lilla’s recent book, The Stillborn God. In his book, Lilla challenges his readers to reconsider the genealogy and consequences of the “great separation” of religion and politics brought about by the Enlightenment. This in turn inspires a fresh look at the pervasive role of eligion in contemporary politics.