Utrecht University will host an international conference on 21-23 January 2015, titled 'Enlightened Religion - From Confessional Churches to Polite Piety'. The conference is the concluding event of the research project 'Faultline 1700: Early Enlightenment Conversations on Religion and the State'.
A distinguished group of scholars, including church historians, intellectual historians and art historians, will give a paper. Among the speakers are Mark Goldie and Dmitri Levitin. Jonathan Israel and Michael Driedger will deliver a concluding comment. The variety of perspectives will make for a lively exchange of thoughts on the presence of religion in European society around 1700.
Project 'Faultline 1700'
The project 'Faultline 1700: Early Enlightenment Conversations on Religion and the State' is a collaboration between Utrecht University and Erasmus University Rotterdam. Led by Dr Jo Spaans (UU) and Prof. Wiep van Bunge (EUR), the project is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).