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.
Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins is a contributing editor for The Immanent Frame, and a doctoral student in the History Department at Columbia University. He focuses primarily on modern European intellectual history. He is writing his dissertation on the idea of liberalism in France after World War II.
Posts by Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins:
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?.