The University of Glasgow’s School of Education offers an open invitation to this year’s Cardinal Winning Lecture on Saturday 18 February, to be held in Lecture Theatre 213, St Andrews Building, University of Glasgow.
Title: European Religious Education and European Civil Religion
Lecturer: Dr Liam Gearon, University of Oxford and Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College.
In his lecture Dr. Gearon will report on some initial findings from an AHRC funded project in Political Theology, interviewing senior religious leaders and authority figures in England.
On the basis of these findings he will present some critique of important recent research in European religious education which claims that increased interest in religion in public and political life as manifested particularly in education is evidence of counter secularization. He argues, on the basis of the political theologies research that, rather than representing counter secularization, such developments represent an emergent and secularising European civil religion facilitated through European religious education.
If you would like to attend the event please email Arlene.Burns@glasgow.ac.uk