CFP: The Seventh Annual Telos Conference


The Seventh Annual Telos Conference
February 16-17, 2013
New York City

Religion and Politics in a Post-Secular World

The 21st century has been marked by both events and reflections that have explicitly challenged the long-standing liberal project of maintaining a separation between religion and politics. Not only have political conflicts become inseparable from theological and metaphysical considerations, but standard liberal claims of value-neutrality have been undermined by insights into the theological presuppositions of secular institutions. The goal of the 2013 Telos Conference will be to investigate the changing relationship between religion and politics. Possible topics include secularization and the “post-secular” turn; the theological foundations of political systems such as liberalism, socialism, and fascism; political theology; religion and the public sphere; separation of church and state; new civil forms of religious practice; the politics of religious pluralism; myth and sovereignty; theology and modernity; religion and political values; theocracy and religious law.

Please send short CV, paper title, and a 200-word abstract for a 15-minute presentation to David Pan ( with “2013 Telos Conference” in subject line by October 15, 2012.

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