Per Smith

Per Smith a PhD candidate in religion and society at Boston University, an assistant editor for Secularism and Nonreligion and co-chair of the Secularism and Secularity Group of the American Academy of Religion. He is writing a dissertation on an emerging tradition of non-religious life-cycle ritual in the United States.

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Thursday, March 21st, 2013

The renewal of evangelical philosophy

Over at Commonweal contributing editor Nathan Schneider writes about the renewal of Christian, and more specifically evangelical, philosophy in the United States over the past few decades.

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Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Is Latin America losing its religion?

Writing in the Christian Century, Philip Jenkins suggests that there are signs of an early stage European style “secularization” at work in parts of Latin America.

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Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Are some ‘nones’ combinative religionists?

Over at the Huffington Post, Sean McCloud reflects on the continued attention given to religious disaffiliation in the American media.

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Secularism and New Religiosities

The University of Göttingen has announced the launch of a research network (CETREN) focused on ‘The Politics of the New.”

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Thursday, January 31st, 2013

CFP: Secularism and Secularity

In November we published the proposal for a new American Academy of Religion program unit—Secularism and Secularity.

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Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Secularism and secularity

Our proposal for the creation of a new program unit on “Secularisms and Secularities” within the American Academy of Religion (AAR) seeks to promote and enable more sustained interdisciplinary engagement among scholars of secularism and secularity and those researchers whose work has focused on variously conceived forms of “non-religion.”

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