Religion and Politics: The Philosophical Problem and its Contemporary Implications

BYU’S TOCQUEVILLE PROJECT
With funding from
THE JOHN ADAMS CENTER
For the Study of Faith, Philosophy and Public Affairs

PRESENT A SYMPOSIUM
Religion and Politics:
The Philosophical Problem and its Contemporary Implications

October 29-30, 2009.

Thursday, October 29

5pm B192 JFSB: Keynote Address: Daniel Mahoney (Professor of Political Science and Chair, Assumption College, Worcester, MA), “Moral Foundations of Liberal Democracy”
Response by Neal Kramer (BYU, English)

Friday, October 30

9am 4010 JFSB: Jeremiah John (Southern Virginia University, Politics): “The Site of Mormon Political Theology”
Response by Richard Sherlock (Utah State University, Philosophy)

10am 4010 JFSB: “Mormons and the Public Square: the Facts on the Ground”
Chris Karpowitz & Quin Monson (BYU Political Science)
Response by David O. Leavitt (Attorney)

1pm B192 JFSB: Peter Lawler (Dana Professor of Political Science, Berry College, GA) Science): “Dignity and Higher Education Today”
Response by Brant Bishop (Attorney)

3pm 4010 JFSB: Roundtable & Open Discussion: “Mormons and the Public Square”
Thomas B. Griffith (U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit)
Frederick Gedicks (BYU Law)
Ralph Hancock (BYU Political Science)

5pm 4010 JFSB: Scott Sprenger (BYU French): “Religion and Modernity in the Work of Honoré de Balzac”

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