I. CIVIL SOCIETY: A THEORETICAL SEDUCTION? and SECULARISATION AND EUROPEAN IDENTITY
Two essays originally presented to the 2004 Scribani Network Conference on Europe.
In the first, Dr Patrick Riordan SJ offers an analysis of the terms under which religion, largely confined to the private realm by secularist thought, is acknowledged as an important part of civil society.
In the second, Dr Anthony Carroll explores the prevailing models of secularization, taking up Habermas's suggestive description of contemporary Europe as 'post-secular'.