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The ‘Judeo-Christian Rule of Law’ and the ‘Reformation’


Graduate School, Arts at Aarhus University


Description:

The gist of this course is revisionist: to revise and criticize major assumptions of political sciences and of sociology (about the alleged rise of a secular power state as a main pillar  of Modern Western Society, i.e., the “Tilly thesis”) that have been directing the thinking of historians on the relation of religion and politics between the 1900s and 1980s. These assumptions cannot anymore be brought into line with the empirical findings of historians of the early modern era over the last 50 years. 

Aim:

With regard to recent scholarship, the course aims to challenge dominant theories of secularization and ‘state building’.

Content:

Reflections on the gradual disintegration of the Post World War I view on secularisation and the secular power state and the consequences of that disintegration for our understanding of the place of the Reformation, in relation to modern public order. The course will also suggest alternative ‘pillars’ for our understanding of the notion of the rule of law, in particular the important of the emergence of a European money-market- society and of the gradual infiltration of Christian Natural law into fundamental features of positive and secular natural law.

Target group:

PhD students, possibly MA students with particular academic interest in the subject.

Language:

English

Form:

Seminar

ECTS:

1.5 ECTS

Lecturer:

Robert von Friedeburg

Dates and time:

24 October 2017, 10:00 -14:00

Venue:

Campus Aarhus, Katrinebjerg, Finlandsgade 21, building 5335, room 091, 8200 Aarhus N 

Application / registration:

Please apply via https://auws.au.dk/judaicchristianruleE2017  no later 10 October 2017.


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Course dates
24 October 2017 - 24 October 2017
Lecturer
Robert von Friedeburg
Place/Venue
Campus Aarhus, Katrinebjerg
Finlandsgade 21, building 5335, room 091
City
Aarhus N
ECTS
1,5 points
Link
https://auws.au.dk/judaicchristianruleE2017

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