ENDC Proceedings 12/2009
Cultural, Peace and Conflict Studies Series
Religion and Politics in Multicultural Europe
Alar Kilp and Andres Saumets
1. Theoretical Considerations
2. Civilizational, Cultural and Religious Boundaries of Europe
3. Patterns of Religion, Culture and Politics
3.1. Integration of Post-communist Countries
3.2. East-West Comparison
Nation, People and Religion – Dimensions of Modern Society: Consistency or Contradiction?
1. Renaissance of the “Kulturnation”?
2. Globalisation versus Regionalisation
3. Are the Roots of the Modern Nation in the Renaissance?
4. To the Self-determination of a Nation
5. The Relations between Nation, People and Religion in Germany as a Reaction to French Aggression
6. The Error of an Exaggerated Nationalism in Germany
7. Overcoming the National by International Treaties?
8. The Confusions of Nazism in Germany
9. The Nation is no “Order of Creation”
10. To the Theological Right of Nation and People as Expression of Real Human Moulding
About the Background of the Command to Love Your Enemies in The Sermon of The Mount
2. Loving one’s enemies: what does it mean? Some answers from the Christian tradition
3. Loving one’s enemies – what does it mean? The perspective of Biblical Studies
4. “Jesus” of the “closed text” of political realities: Robert Eisenman
5. Jesus of the “closed text” of political realities: Gerd Theissen and N. T. Wright
5.1. Gerd Theissen
5.2. N. T. Wright
6. Jesus of the “open text” of daily life: the Jesus Seminar
7. “Jesus” of the “open text” of daily life: the Context Group
The Concept of The Third Rome and its Political Implications
1. The Romes in History
2. The Emergence of the Doctrine of the Third Rome
3. The Idea of the Third Rome in the Sixteenth Century
4. The Content of the Doctrine of the Third Rome
Religion and Politics in The United States of America
1. Creation Theology: On the Relationship between Natural Order and Constitutional Order
2. Mythology of Redemption
3. Exodus Theology
4. Covenant Theology
4.1. Individual and Community
4.2. Past and Future
5. Theology of Spirituality
6.1. Optimistic Version
6.2. Pessimism towards Progress
Religion and Education in Post-Communist Russia: Russia’s Evolving Church-State Relations
Perry L. Glanzer and Konstantin Petrenko
2. Post-Communist Developments
2.1. State Schools
3. Religion and State-Supported Higher Education
3.1. Private Education
Terrorism: its Past, Present and Future Prospects
2. Defining terrorism
3. The history and occurrence of terrorism in the present day
4. Does terrorism work?
5. Terrorist organisations: is al-Qaeda a special case?
6. Global “war on terror”: a battle between structures or a conflict of thoughts and ideologies?
7. The future: fading or escalating religious terrorism?
In Search of “Twin Tolerations”: Models of Church-State Relations in Romania
Lavinia Stan and Lucian Turcescu
1. Church-State Relations before 1989
2. Models of Church-State Interaction in Post-Communism
2.1. The Managed Quasi-Pluralist Model
2.2. The Established Church Model
3. In Search of Twin Tolerations?
Secularization of Society After Communism: Ten Catholic-Protestant Societies
1. Defining secularization of society
2. Decline of church authority in European societies
2.1. Religious affiliation
2.2. Personal religiosity
2.3. Religious practice
2.4. Religious beliefs
2.5. Traditional religious values
2.6. Status of institutional religion
3. Theoretical conclusions
3.2. Communist regime
3.3. Cultural defense
3.4. Confession and ethno-religious homogeneity
Europe: its Spiritual Foundation: Yesterday, Today and in The Future
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
1. The Rise of Europe
2. The Turning Point Towards the Modern Age
3. The Universalization of the European Culture and Its Crisis
4. Where Do We Stand Today?
Is There a “Minimum of Religious Existence” ?
Times of the Collapse of Universal Human Rights or About Meta-Ethics After Macintyre
1. Before MacIntyre: Noah’s Ark or Titanic?
2. MacIntyre: extending ethics of virtue with practice, narrative, and tradition of telos
3. After Macintyre: quo vadis Christian ethics?
The Temple in The Polis: Faith is Not Ideology
Maciej Zięba OP
1. “Possession”: a necessary condition of ideology
2. Devastation of the public square
3. Social conclusion
4. Political conclusion
5. Ecclesiastical conclusion
Aandres Saumets and Alar Kilp
Religion and Politics in Multicultural Europe:
Perspectives and Challenges
Alar Kilp and Andres Saumets
Copyright: Estonian National Defence College, 2009
Tartu University Press