CFP: Religion in a Secular Society
Submission deadline: June 5, 2017
June 19, 2017 - June 20, 2017
Faculty of Theology, Ovidius University of Constanta
The conference proposes a comprehensive approach of understanding the complexity of the secularization phenomenon. Concretely, this academic event intends to answer at some capitals questions which will clarify the meanings of secularization, secularism, post-secularism from theological, philosophical, sociological and political perspective: How do the theories of secularization and (post) secularization affect the relations between the political and spiritual power, and especially how are they reflected in the interreligious and intercultural dialogue? How do traditional religions relate to new forms of religiosity that tend to take the place of traditional ones? Can traditional religions be used as a resource rather than as threats in structuring the public space? Is secularization a counter reaction to an empty religious or spiritual space? How can religious freedom be expressed in a secular society?