Jonathan D. Teubner is research fellow at the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University (Melbourne) and associate fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Culture at the University of Virginia.
A historian charts the evolution of her own center-right liberalism.
We are coming to see our world as increasingly discontinuous with the twentieth century.
Emboldened by the Revolution of 1848 and by later attempts by the dominant Protestant church to purify itself, German secularists began to craft their beliefs, behavior, and sense of belonging along the lines of a Konfession.
Far from being the hope of cosmopolitan liberal democracy, Europe is experiencing a reemergence of the national identities and antagonisms that European values and the union they were meant to bring about were supposed to prevent.