In H-Soz-u-Kult, Susanne Kimmig-Voelkner reports from the closing conference of the University of Leipzig-based program on “Secularities: Configurations and Developmental Paths.”Read the rest of Debating secularities.
John D. Boy
John D. Boy is a doctoral candidate at the Graduate Center and an instructional technology fellow in the Macaulay Honors College of The City University of New York, as well as a contributing editor at The Immanent Frame and an associate editor for Frequencies. His work is on religion and secularity, social theory, and historical sociology. For his dissertation, he is investigating the so-called church-planting movement and its impact on the religious landscape of the European metropolis.
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Guest Editors Camil Ungureanu and Lasse Thomassen are requesting submissions for a special issue of the journal The European Legacy scheduled for late 2014.Read the rest of CFP: Post-Secularism Between Public Reason and Political Theology.
Cambridge University Press is currently offering free access to the three essays in the review symposium on Robert Bellah’s Religion in Human Evolution from the December 2012 issue of the European Journal of Sociology.Read the rest of Essays on Religion in Human Evolution.
The latest issue of the journal of the Jewish Museum Berlin features an article by Yasemin Shooman, a German historian, comparing anti-Muslim racism (Islamophobia) and antisemitism.Read the rest of Islamophobia and antisemitism in Europe.
After discussing the general contours of the sociology of religion in Germany today (see part 1), I had a chance to ask Hubert Knoblauch about some of his own research. In recent years, Knoblauch, who works in the phenomenological tradition started by Alfred Schütz, has been preoccupied with spirituality, popular religion, and near-death experiences.Read the rest of Subjects, spirituality, and smoking: An interview with Hubert Knoblauch.
Hubert Knoblauch is a professor of sociology at the Technical University of Berlin, where he specializes in general sociological theory, sociology of knowledge, and the sociology of religion. A student of Thomas Luckmann, he is among the most distinguished representatives of the sociology of religion in Germany today. This summer, we sat down together over some of Berlin’s famously bad Indian food to discuss the sociology of religion in Germany, the influence of Jürgen Habermas, the meaning of spirituality, and ways to quit smoking.Read the rest of The view from Berlin: An interview with Hubert Knoblauch.
Sage Publishers has announced the launch of Critical Research on Religion.Read the rest of New journal: Critical Research on Religion.