Call for papers


Faculty of Theology

Theme 3: Religion, politics and law

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Call for papers

Conference title: ”Religion in the Public Sphere”

Time: 14-16 May 2008
Venue: Faculty of Theology, University of Aarhus, Denmark

The conference will contain seminars and workshops for presentation of papers.

Papers consist of 30 minute presentations and 15 minutes for discussion.

The papers should advance the understanding of the role of religion in the public sphere in contemporary and future societies.

The papers will be divided according to three major areas:

Religion, Democracy and Modernity

  • Religion, Secularism and Globalization
  • The Role of Diaspora Communities in Integration
  • Religion, Power and Authority
  • Media, Religion and Democracy.

Religion, Law and Democracy

  • Religion and Legal Traditions
  • The Relationship Between State and Religions
  • Islamic Law and European Law
  • Religious Education, Citizenship, and Democracy

Religious Institutions and Public Life

  • Church Law and Religious Pluralism
  • Mission Strategies in Islam and Christianity
  • The Role of Religion for Civil Society
  • The Role of Religion for Modern Management Theories and the Social Responsibilities of Private Enterprise.

Deadline for submission of papers

The organisers encourage papers from all relevant disciplines that address the dynamics of religion, politics and law. Both empirical and theoretical papers are welcome.

If paper is accepted the conference registration fee (Euro 100) is waived.

Please, send your proposals no later than 1 April 2008 to Research Secretary Marlene Jessen ( ).

Conference details

The conference is hosted by theme 3: "Religion, politics and law" of the University of Aarhus research priority area "Religion and normativity.

On the list of keynotes for the conference, we have among others Dr. Jürgen Habermas, Germany; Dr. Grace Davie, Great Britain; Dr. Ove Korsgaard, Denmark and Dr. Mathias Rohe, Germany.

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