Sessions Information

  • January 8, 2011
    8:30 am - 10:15 am
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: N/A
    Room: Monterey I
    Floor: Third Floor

    What is the religious nature of our age?  In his influential book, A Secular Age, Charles Taylor argues that we have moved from "a society in which it was virtually impossible not to believe in God," past an era in which it was thought that religion itself might wither away, and into an age in which "faith, even for the staunchest believer, is one human possibility among others."  In different language and with somewhat different meaning, others have argued that ours is a "post-secular age."  Whether this is true, and what the implications of a secular or post-secular age might be for work in law and religion, are the topics of this program.  How can we best characterize the role and nature of religion in our times?  And how should our conclusions on this pressing question influence what law has to say about religion, religious liberty, and the role of the state?  Program speakers will discuss these questions from a variety of background and perspectives.


    Business Meeting at Program Conclusion.

Session Speakers
Tulane University Law School

St. Mary's University School of Law

University of Alabama School of Law

Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Session Fees
  • 7170 Law and Religion: $0.00