- Chang Yau Hoon (Singapore Management): Rethinking Religious Tradition and Authority in the Postmodern World.
- Eva Sadia Saad (Dhaka): Religious Pluralism: A Critical Review.
- Kristine Kalanges (Notre Dame): Religious Liberty: Between Strategy and Telos.
- Jonas Jakobsen (Tromso): Habermas, Taylor and Religion in the Public Sphere.
- Frederick Mark Gedicks (BYU) and Pasquale Annicchino (EUI): Cross, Crucifix, Culture: An Approach to the Constitutional Meaning of Religious Symbols.
- Domenico Melidoro (LUISS): Is Religion Special? A Question on the Possibility of Singling Out Religion.
- Karen Jordan (Louisville): A Christian Vision of Freedom and Democracy: Neutrality as an Obstacle to Freedom.
- Danny Cohen-Zada and Oren Rigbi (Ben-Gurion) and Yotam M. Margalit (Columbia): Does Religiosity Affect Support for Political Compromise?
- The new intolerance: In this provocative challenge to the left, Cristina Odone argues that liberalism has become the new orthodoxy — and there is no room for religious believers to dissent (and a response).
- What is this thing called law? Joshua Berman on the Jewish legal tradition and its discontents.
- Beyond the Catholic-Protestant divide: Brenna Moore reviews Brad Gregory’s The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society.
- Dwight Longenecker on the global war on Christians.
- Are there really 100,000 new Christian martyrs every year?
- Craig Considine on what Europe's far-right parties can learn from Islam.
- Andrew F. March reviews The Impossible State: Islam, Politics, and Modernity’s Moral Predicament by Wael Hallaq and Questioning Secularism: Islam, Sovereignty, and the Rule of Law in Modern Egypt by Hussein Ali Agrama.
- Plato’s mistake: One person’s religious fanatic is another person’s freedom fighter; hardly an excuse, more like a choice between the devil and the deep blue sea.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Omnivore - Religion in the Public Sphere
From Bookforum's Omnivore blog, here is a collection of recent links on the role of religion in the public sphere, everything from religious pluralism to religious fanaticism to a supposed "global war" on Christianity.