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Von Hügel Institute

for Critical Catholic Inquiry

Lent Term 2014


The reading group 'Religion and Public Life' is designed for researchers and PhD students in politics, history, sociology or divinity and is open to all those who are interested in exploring the interactions between religion and democratic politics and the way religious values and identities affect political outcomes in a democratic context, in terms of both individual action and institutional change.

Lilia Giugni and Vlado Kmec will lead the RG which will meet fortnightly on Thursdays during Lent Term. The group will read and discuss selected articles and book chapters from both classical works and more recent texts. The FIRST meeting will take place on Thursday 16th January from 14:00 to 16:00 at St. Edmund's College, Okinaga Room. The following meetings are on Thursday 13th, 20th, 27th February and 13th March. The meeting scheduled for Thursday 30th January will not take place. No booking necessary, everyone welcome!

The following two core readings can be download below:

For further questions please contact Lilia Giugni:



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