Call for papers

Christianity faces unprecedented challenges today. While traditional issues such as church-state relations, the historical and conceptual problems of secularization, or the religious foundations of public morality remain just as contested as ever, the contemporary transformations of the ideological landscape create tensions both within the Christian tradition and between the religious and secular actors of politics. These tensions are also related to advances in science and technology, and a prolonged ecological and economic crisis, all of which pose profound questions about the traditional Christian view of the human being, its responsibilities toward nature, and its place in a constantly changing socio-economic environment.

Such challenges and tensions do not diminish the significance of Christian thought and practice in shaping politics. To the contrary, and despite the predictions of secularization theories, there is a renewed scholarly, policy, and popular interest both in Christian politics and the issues of religion and politics at a more general level.

The conference invites contributions on all aspects of the former: possible approaches and methods may include those of history, philosophy, political theology, political science, religious studies, sociology, legal and constitutional thought, as well as interdisciplinary studies that address questions about the intersection of Christianity and politics in the modern and postmodern era.

Paper proposals should include an abstract of max. 300 words, name and affiliation of the authors, and are invited to be submitted by June 30, 2023. Accepted paper proposal will be communicated by July 15, 2023.

Proposals should be sent to Authors are requested to include the title of the conference in the e-mail’s subject line.