‘Religious conservatism doesn’t have to be populist. It has played an important role for democracy and dignity in Europe – and can do so in the US, too.’
The article is co-written by Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti, assistant professor of political science at the City College of New York and author of What is Christian Democracy? Politics, Religion and Ideology (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), and Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins, lecturer in religious studies at Yale University and author of The Crisis of Secularism since 1989: A Global Perspective (Columbia University Press, forthcoming).
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Symposium on Christian Democracy and America: ‘Can Christian Democracy Be America’s Next European Import?’
Entry on Christian Democracy in Encyclopedia of Political Thought
Canon of Dutch Christian Democracy now also available in English
Posted in Democracy, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?
Tagged America, Christian Democracy, democracy, dignity, europe, religious conservatism, secularism, Trump, u.s.
Looking forward to participating in this year’s Acton University.
‘What is Acton University?
- Four days that integrate sound economics, business, philosophy, theology, and intellectual history
- A customized learning plan that you create: featuring over 120 courses taught by over 80 experts: an international, world class faculty
- An exploration of the intellectual foundations of freedom, and respect for the dignity and value of the human person
- A place to learn about the classical foundations of economics, philosophy, theology, liberty and how they apply to our culture today
- A unique educational experience enabling you to lead with a greater understanding of the intersection of liberty and morality
- An international, ecumenical network of attendees helping you to apply your knowledge in shaping culture towards a free and virtuous society’
Source, and more information, and registration: http://university.acton.org/about-au.
Acton University is organized by the Acton Institute, ‘a think-tank whose mission is to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles’. See https://acton.org.
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Tagged Acton University, business, culture, dignity, economics, free society, freedom, human person, individual liberty, intellectual history, liberty, Morality, philosophy, religious principles, theology, virtuous society