- New Perspectives on Montesquieu
- The Crisis of Constitutional Democracy
- American Public Philosophy in the Age of Trump
- On the Compatibility of Natural Law and Natural Rights
- Author Meets Critics: Alexander Tsesis’s “Constitutional Ethos”
- Liberalism in Crisis
- Challenges to the Rule of Law
- The Future of Conservatism
- Constitution Making in Religiously Divided Societies
See for more information about the program: http://web.apsanet.org/apsa2017/.
Press Release: ‘Twelve ILS seed money grants for frontier research at Leiden Law School’
Participant, ‘Great Transformations: Political Science and the Big Questions of Our Time’, 2016 APSA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, September 1-4
Posted in Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?
Tagged conservatism, constitution making, constitutional democracy, constitutional ethos, liberalism, Montesquieu, natural law, natural rights, political legitimacy, public philosophy, religiously divided societies, rule of law, Trump
‘The regional contributions from Africa and Asia show how the old European made denominational differences fade in the light of African Instituted Churches or Pentecostalism. Reshaping Protestantism is not a backward oriented project of reconstructing the original but makes use of the inner protestant pluralism to cope with globalization and changing religious landscapes. Who reads through the different articles can only come to the conclusion: Yes, there is a contribution to be expected from mainline Protestantism in all its variety.’
My own contribution to the volume is entitled ‘Protestantism, Globalization, and the Democratic Constitutional State’. You can download it here:
The abstract reads as follows:
‘In this article I want to explore whether Calvinism has the potential to once again act as a force toward cultural liberty in today’s world, and if so, to what extent. Because religion is of profound importance to one’s identity, I will thereby focus on religious liberty. In paragraph two I will, first of all, indicate what the pluralist approach to constitutional democracy is about, that neo-Calvinists have developed during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Paragraphs three and four will then look at the prospects for this approach in the Netherlands, where it originated, and in other cultural contexts, respectively. I will round up with a conclusion in which I will refer to Alister E. McGrath’s thesis about the end of mainline Protestantism.
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Posted in Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Dutch Politics, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?
Tagged Alister E. McGrath, Calvinism, constitutional democracy, cultural liberty, democratic constitutional state, globalization, mainline Protestantism, Neo-Calvinists, Netherlands, Pentecostalism, protestantism, religion, religious liberty