Dan Miller: When Religion is Politics: “Political Religion” and the Changing Structure of the Social

The Landmark College Academic Speaker Series enhances and promotes the College’s intellectual environment and facilitates discussion of important issues for the community.

When Religion is Politics: “Political Religion” and the Changing Structure of the Social

February 10, 2014
7:00 p.m. - Brooks O’Brien Auditorium, East Academic Building

Recent decades have witnessed the emergence “political religion,” that is, social groups of global significance who define their political identities in explicitly religious terms. Examples of this phenomenon are numerous, and include global Islamism, Hindu nationalism, and the American Religious Right. This talk explores the significance of these movements for Western social and political thought and suggests how we need to reconsider our understanding of the social in light of them.

Daniel Miller is a religion and philosophy professor at Landmark College. Prior to his arrival in Vermont, Dr. Miller taught at Mount Allison University, Oneonta State College, and Syracuse University. He is currently working to complete his first book, The Secular in Question: Religion Democracy, Politics.

This talk is co-sponsored by Windham World Affairs Council

Questions?

Geoff Burgess
Communications Department Faculty
802.387.6768
gburgess@landmark.edu
Administration Building, Rm 215C