Jonathan VanAntwerpen is program director for theology at the Henry Luce Foundation. Originally trained as a philosopher, he received his doctorate in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. He is co-editor of a series of books on secularism, religion, and public life, including Habermas and Religion (Polity, 2013), Rethinking Secularism (Oxford University Press, 2011), The Post-Secular in Question (NYU Press, 2012), The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere (Columbia University Press, 2011), and Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age (Harvard University Press, 2010). VanAntwerpen was the founding director of the SSRC's program on religion and the public sphere, and in 2007 he worked with others to launch The Immanent Frame, serving for several years as editor-in-chief.
Posts by Jonathan VanAntwerpen:
The Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University is co-sponsoring a conference later this week on “credulity.”Read the rest of Credulity: Enchantment and Modernity in the 19th-Century U.S..
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.”Read the rest of Secularism and secularity.
Forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press, a “pioneering account of religion and society in nineteenth-century America” by John Lardas Modern, contributing editor at The Immanent Frame and co-curator (with Kathryn Lofton) of the recently launched Frequencies.Read the rest of Secularism in Antebellum America.
Tariq Ramadan and Slavoj Zizek on the future of Egyptian politics [video].Read the rest of Tariq Ramadan and Slavoj Žižek on the future of Egyptian politics.
Marc Lynch responds to protests across the Arab world.Read the rest of Will the Arab revolutions spread?.