March 23rd, 2011 | For more on this event, please visit: http://bit.ly/xU1JM5
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs | Georgetown University
Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche famously proclaimed, “God is dead.” On the contrary, religion's power has surged over the past four decades, with the result that religious groups around the world, such as Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, are poised for greater influence. Monica Duffy Toft, Daniel Philpott, and Timothy Samuel Shah, authors of the new book God's Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics (Norton 2011) discussed how religion’s influence has been propelled by modernization and democratization, and what it means for today’s politics. Ross Douthat of the New York Times served as discussant and Michael Cromartie of the Ethics & Public Policy Center served as moderator.