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.
Posts by John D. Boy:
In The New Inquiry, Adam Kotsko reviews Quentin Meillassoux’s The Number and the Siren, a study of Mallarmé’s last poem, Un Coup de Dés jamais n’abolira le Hasard (A Throw of Dice Will Never Abolish Chance).Read the rest of Contingency, divinity, and revelation.
In The New Yorker, Joan Acocella gives a favorable review of Tanya M. Luhrmann’s When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God.Read the rest of Experiences with evangelical congregations.
This Friday, March 30, at 12:30pm, the Committee for the Study of Religion at the City University of New York Graduate Center is hosting a lecture by Steven Lukes with the title “Is Durkheim’s Understanding of Religion Compatible with Believing?” The lecture marks the centenary of the publication of Émile Durkheim’s classical work, The Elementary Forms of Religious Life.Read the rest of Durkheim and belief.
The latest issue of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion contains the presidential address of British sociologist James Beckford. In it, Beckford critically reflects on the concepts of public religion and the postsecular.Read the rest of Public religions and the postsecular.
At Harvard Law School, faculty members Noah Feldman and Duncan Kennedy recently debated the question “Can Israel Be Both Jewish and Democratic?”Read the rest of Israel, secularism, and democracy.
Reuters reports that banks in the U.S. are foreclosing on churches in record numbers.Read the rest of Religious foreclosures: where religion and finance meet.
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life published yesterday a new report, “Faith on the Move: The Religious Affiliation of International Migrants.”Read the rest of The religious affiliation of international migrants.