Political Theory

Liberty and Secularization


Questions about the compatibility of science and religion are hotly debated. Looming in the background of these exchanges is the great question of the viability of a secular civilization. Is there any role left for the authority of a faith that transcends this world? Or is is it possible to find a new modus vivendi for the twin authorities of reason and faith, science and religion, that avoids the kind of struggle from which only one can emerge?


Conference Readings

Ratzinger, Joseph and Habermas, Jürgen. Dialectics of Secularization. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2007.

Taylor, Charles. A Secular Age. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007.