It is sometimes said that we live in a post-secular age, and that
questions regarding religion and politics have a new urgency. What
resources can theology provide for interpreting modern society and its
This course considers the interplay between religion and the
development of the secular political order, philosophical and
theological arguments for and against faith-based political engagement,
the political role of churches, the philosophical and anthropological
presuppositions of politics, and theology’s critical potential.