The Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life invites applications for postdoctoral scholar positions, for the 2016-2017 academic year.Read the rest of Post-Doctoral Opportunity at Columbia University IRCPL.
Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins is the managing editor for The Immanent Frame. He is finishing a dual PhD in the history departments at Columbia University and Sciences Po (Paris). His work focuses on modern European intellectual history. He has subsidiary interests in debates concerning religion, secularism and the philosophy of history.
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The Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University has announced a new position: Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Political Theory: Public Life and Religious Diversity in association with Harris Manchester College.Read the rest of Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Public Life and Religious Diversity.
As part of the COMPROMISE research project at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen will host an international conference on December 6-7, 2016.Read the rest of CFP: Putting Truth in the Second Place: On Compromise, Religion and Politics.
University of Cambridge historian John Robertson will be delivering this year’s Robert P. Benedict Lectures on the History of Political Thought at Boston College entitled, The Sacred and the Social: 1650-1790.Read the rest of Robert P. Benedict Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy.
Secularism has many critics in the academy these days, but not all have given up on it. This is made abundantly clear in the recently published volume, Religion, Secularism, and Constitutional Democracy edited by Jean L. Cohen and Cécile Laborde.Read the rest of Religion, Secularism, and Constitutional Democracy.
The Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and the Buffett Institute at Northwestern University invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the study of religion, politics, and global affairs.Read the rest of Postdoctoral fellowship in religion, politics, and global affairs.
Hans Joas’s Faith as an Option is primarily concerned with debunking two myths: first, the idea that modernization—advances in technology and the sciences—renders religious belief obsolete; second, the argument that secularization leads to moral decay. Joas, a leading European social theorist, is more than aware that criticisms of these claims are hardly new—contemporary scholars no longer prove keen to establish a law or rule connecting modernization and secularization, and there seems to be little or no correlation between societies with higher rates of atheism and moral decline. Instead, Joas’s study mainly aims to provide a series of illuminating explanations for why these views captured the imaginations of so many for so long.Read the rest of Faith as an Option.
On December 10-11, 2014, the Institute of Philosophy (KU Leuven) will host the international conference Towards a Critique of Secular Reason? in Leuven, Belgium.Read the rest of Conference: Toward a Critique of Secular Reason?.
The starting point for Gil Anidjar’s ambitious and daring new book, Blood: A Critique of Christianity, is that modern concepts such as capital, state, and nation have entirely Western-Christian origins.Read the rest of Blood: A Critique of Christianity.
The last decade has witnessed a veritable scholarly obsession with the subject of political theology: a multifaceted concept with varying meanings ranging from theocracy studies to the origins of contemporary political ideas.Read the rest of The Future of Illusion: Political Theology and Early Modern Texts.
Few books in the field of American religious history has received more attention over the few years than John Modern’s Secularism in Antebellum America.Read the rest of Secularism and the invention of American evangelicalism.
Religion and the Idea of a Research University, an interdisciplinary project of the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme at the University of Cambridge, will be hosting an international and interdisciplinary conference (April 3-5) exploring the question of: What place does religion have in the Western research university?Read the rest of Conference: Religion and the Idea of a University.
The Philosophy Department at Villanova’s will be holding its 18th Annual Philosophy Conference this Spring (April 12-13).Read the rest of Conference: Apocalyptic Politics: Framing the Present.
The Religion Department at Syracuse University will be hosting a conference this fall (September 20-21) entitled, “Is the Post-Colonial Post-Secular?”Read the rest of CFP: Is the Post-Colonial Post-Secular?.