Religion and the Democratic Prospect

Autumn 2003 Conference

The fall conference on Religion and the Democratic Prospect will be held on November 6 and 7. Divinity School students and faculty are welcome to participate.

Thursday, November 6

1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Library of Ida Noyes Hall

Clark Gilpin, “Democratic Privacy: The Human Condition in Nineteenth-Century America.” (Respondent: Erik Owens)

Kristin Van Heyningen, “Religion: Tocqueville's Prescription for What Ails Democracy.” (Respondent: Jerome Copulsky)

Friday, November 7

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, in the Common Room of Swift Hall

Franklin I. Gamwell, “Democracy as a Religious Question.” (Respondent: Winnifred Sullivan)

Discussion of Douglas Sturm's chapter, “Religion as Critique and the Critique of Religion: The Problem of the Self in the Modern World,” from Solidarity and Suffering: Toward a Politics of Relationality (SUNY Press, 1998). (Respondent: Ken Bigger)

Conference sessions will be organized as discussions of papers circulated and read in advance by participants.

Beginning Monday, October 13, you may obtain a set of the printed papers from Sandy Crane in the Marty Center.

These papers are also available online to conference participants. Participants should have received a username and password that will be required to access these papers.