The Theological Past, Present, and Future of Modern Politics, featuring George Weigel and Eric Nelson (Postponed)

Event details

  • Monday | April 20, 2020
  • 5:30 pm
  • Princeton Club, New York City, New York
  • 401.643.1255

The birth of modern politics is often portrayed as the process of wresting politics from religion’s hold. Christian concepts and concerns were replaced with humanistic or pragmatic ones. But is modern politics less secular than we imagine? If modern politics has learned from and grown out of the Christian theological tradition, how could that tradition shape its future? Join the Morningside Institute and the Portsmouth Institute for a conversation between Eric Nelson (Harvard) and George Weigel (Ethics & Public Policy Center).


Featuring

George Weigel

Distinguished Senior Fellow and William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies at the Ethics & Public Policy Center
Author of The Irony of Modern Catholic History: How the Church Rediscovered Itself & Challenged the Modern World to Reform

and

Eric Nelson

Robert M. Beren Professor of Government at Harvard University
Author of The Theology of Liberalism: Political Philosophy and the Justice of God

Program begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.
Reception to follow
Princeton Club Dress Code

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Eric Nelson is the Robert M. Beren Professor of Government at Harvard University and the author, most recently, of The Theology of Liberalism: Political Philosophy and the Justice of God

George Weigel is the Distinguished Senior Fellow and William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies at the Ethics & Public Policy Center and the author, most recently, of The Irony of Modern Catholic History: How the Church Rediscovered Itself & Challenged the Modern World to Reform.