Religion in the Public Sphere


Faculty of Theology

Theme 3: Religion, politics and law

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Religion in the Public Sphere

International conference, University of Aarhus, Denmark, 14-16 May 2008

Globally, religious traditions and faith communities have gained new political importance.
Religion, politics, and law play an important role in the formation of new and old nation-states.
Religious revivalism challenges secular opponents and the liberal idea of religion as a private matter.

The conference will provide a space to analyse and discuss the new role of religion in the public sphere when it comes to religion, politics and law.

Keynote speakers and conference programme

The list of keynotes for the conference includes, among others, Dr. Jürgen Habermas, Germany, Dr. Grace Davie, Great Britain, Dr. Ove Korsgaard, Denmark, and Dr. Mathias Rohe, Germany.
View Conference Programme.

Submission of papers deadline

Deadline for submission of papers is 1 April 2008 .
View Call for Papers.

Registration deadline and registration fee

Deadline for registration for the conference is 1 May 2008. If you wish to participate, please send your completed Registration Form (MS Word) by e-mail attachment to Research Secretary Marlene Jessen ( ).

Registration fee for the conference is Euro 100 (Euro 50 for students). To be paid at the conference


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


For further information, please contact Associate Professor Peter Lodberg, Faculty of Theology, University of Aarhus, Taasingegade 3, DK 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark,

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