The Diocese of Fredericton Fall Christian Forum, which usually takes place in Fredericton, will be held online, October 8, 2020 at 7:00 PM.
Does Liberalism need Christianity?
Liberalism owes a deep debt to Christianity, having grown out of Christian theological ideas and moral commitments. The talk will explore whether liberalism therefore may not be intelligible or sustainable outside of that theological and cultural framework. Dr. Bateman will also offer some speculations about the shared future of liberal politics and Christian faith. Something may be rotting in the state of Denmark!
Speaker: Dr. Tom Bateman
Tom Bateman is a Professor of Political Science at St Thomas University, where he has taught since 2003. His teaching and research interests are in Canadian government and politics, constitutional politics, civil liberties and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the relationship between liberalism and religion. He is co-author of a popular undergraduate text entitled The Canadian Regime: An Introduction to Parliamentary Government in Canada (University of Toronto Press), and co-editor of two collections of Supreme Court of Canada decisions.
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