Religious Influences on Post-War Liberalism
The Religions and Public Life program at the Kenan Institute for Ethics is co-sponsoring a new online seminar series with the Center on Modernity in Transition (COMIT), a non-profit research organization in the Triangle. The Liberal Imaginary and Beyond online series aims to examine the origins, contents, and development of post-war liberalism, as well as to consider significant attempts to move beyond the resultant liberal imaginary without casting aside its impressive moral and political achievements. The series springs from COMIT's goal of creating spaces for research, writing, and dialogue on essential questions related to the discourse on global-civilizational crisis and humanity's potential response.
Malachi Hacohen and Samuel Moyn discuss the relative influence of Judaism and Christianity upon liberalism's evolution after the Second World War, as well as the possible role that religious ideas might again play in shaping future developments of political thought.