Kan magten fornuftbestemme religionen?

  • Niels Mattsson Johansen
  • Mads Peter Karlsen
Nøgleord: Lars Albinus, Religion, Modernity, Secularisation, Foucault, Habermas, Power, Communikation


This review presents a short introduction to the main problem addressed in Lars Albinus’ doctoral thesis Religion, Power and Communication ensued by a critical discussion of the following three central issues at stake in the thesis. First, the thesis’ ambitious attempt to produce a dialectical reading of Foucault’s analytics of power and Habermas’s theory of communicative action is evaluated. Then, after a compressed outline of the solution that the thesis proposes to its main problem, this solution is discussed. And last, the notion of a post-metaphysical non-authoritative God indicated in the thesis is briefly considered.

Johansen, N., & Karlsen, M. P. (2011). Kan magten fornuftbestemme religionen?. Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift, 74(4), 319-324. https://doi.org/10.7146/dtt.v74i4.106400