Resources on Faith, Ethics and Public Life

Workshop on Religion, the Public Sphere and World Society

Involving scholars from the disciplines of sociology, philosophy and political science, this workshop engages with Jürgen Habermas's most recent work on secularization. The issues addressed include: the failures of traditional secularization theory to contemplate multiple avenues to modernity; the challenge posed by religion to liberal, democratic, rule-of-law based societies; and the development of a post-secular understanding of reason. Paper topics range from post-metaphysical thinking on religion to legal and constitutional questions about the role of religion in the public sphere.

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