Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins

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.

Posts by Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins:

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Post-Doctoral Opportunity at Columbia University IRCPL

The Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life invites applications for postdoctoral scholar positions, for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Public Life and Religious Diversity

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.

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Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

CFP: Putting Truth in the Second Place: On Compromise, Religion and Politics

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.

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Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Robert P. Benedict Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy

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.

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Religion, Secularism, and Constitutional Democracy

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.

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Postdoctoral fellowship in religion, politics, and global affairs

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.

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Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Faith as an Option

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.

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Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Conference: Toward a Critique of Secular Reason?

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.

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Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Blood: A Critique of Christianity

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.

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Thursday, January 9th, 2014

The Future of Illusion: Political Theology and Early Modern Texts

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.

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Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Secularism and the invention of American evangelicalism

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.

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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

New journal: The Red Egg Review

The Red Egg Review is a new online journal addressing questions of secularism and politics from and Eastern Orthodox perspective

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Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Conference: Religion and the Idea of a University

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?

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Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Conference: Apocalyptic Politics: Framing the Present

The Philosophy Department at Villanova’s will be holding its 18th Annual Philosophy Conference this Spring (April 12-13).

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Friday, February 22nd, 2013

CFP: Is the Post-Colonial Post-Secular?

The Religion Department at Syracuse University will be hosting a conference this fall (September 20-21) entitled,  “Is the Post-Colonial Post-Secular?”

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