Friday, March 12, 2010
Forthcoming: "The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere"
From the webblog "The Immanent Frame":
A collection of essays by Jürgen Habermas, Charles Taylor, Judith Butler, and Cornel West will be published by Columbia University Press in fall 2010, entitled "The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere".
The essays are:
Jürgen Habermas - "The Political": The Rational Meaning of a Questionable Inheritance of Political Theology
Charles Taylor - Why We Need a Radical Redefinition of Secularism
Judith Butler - Is Judaism Zionism?
Cornel West - Prophetic Religion and the Future of Capitalist Civilization.
Each chapter was originally presented as a talk at a recent symposium co-hosted by the Social Science Research Council, the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU, and the Humanities Institute at SUNY Stony Brook. Materials related to this event, including audio recordings and transcripts of the panel sessions, are available here.
"The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere" is edited and introduced by Jonathan Van Antwerpen (editor of The Immanent Frame) and Eduardo Mendieta (Stony Brook).