Examining religion and public life
Time: October 19, 2012 from 5pm to 7pm
Location: Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, room 3018
Street: 1585 Massachusetts Avenue
City/Town: Cambridge MA 02138
Website or Map: http://www.whosegodrules.com
Event Type: presentation
Organized By: Harvard Law School Dean of Students Office and the Harvard Divinity School Office of Ministry Studies
Latest Activity: Jul 8, 2013
WHOSE GOD RULES?
A book talk about how theology is used to make law in the U.S.
Friday, October 19, 2012 5:30 -6:30 pM, Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, 3018
Is the United States a secular nation or a theolegal democracy? The theolegal theory describes a political system that allows public officials to use theology in its democratic process to shape law without instituting an official state religion. Join co-editors of the new book “Whose God Rules?” (Palgrave Macmillan) for a review of how preeminent scholars debate theology theory, which describes the gray area between a secular legal system, where theology is dismissed as irrational and a threat to the separation of religion and state, and a theocracy, where a single religion determines all law. The United States is neither a secular nation nor a theocracy, leading scholars to ask whether the United States is a theolegal democracy. If so, whose God rules?
This event is co-sponosored by the Harvard Law School Dean of Students Office and the Harvard Divinity School Office of Ministry Studies. Seating is limited: firstname.lastname@example.org.