Jonathan VanAntwerpen

Jonathan VanAntwerpen is founder and editor-in-chief of The Immanent Frame and director of the religion and the public sphere program at the Social Science Research Council, where he also directs the Council’s new digital culture program. Originally trained as a philosopher, he received his doctorate in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. VanAntwerpen 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). He has also written on secularism and transitional justice, on American higher education, on the history of sociology, and on globalization, philanthropy, and the politics of reconciliation. He is co-editor (with Michael Burawoy) of Producing Public Sociology, executive producer (with Nathan Schneider) of Frequencies, and editorial director of Reverberations. He tweets at: @jonathandirk.

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Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

New report on religion and international relations

working group on “international relations and religion,” convened by Michael Desch and Daniel Philpott, recently released released a detailed report.

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Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Credulity: Enchantment and Modernity in the 19th-Century U.S.

The Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University is co-sponsoring a conference later this week on “credulity.”

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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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Thursday, September 29th, 2011

The big bang

Peter Manseau reviews Robert Bellah’s Religion in Human Evolution.

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Monday, September 26th, 2011

Secularism in Antebellum America

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.

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Monday, February 7th, 2011

Tariq Ramadan and Slavoj Žižek on the future of Egyptian politics

Tariq Ramadan and Slavoj Zizek on the future of Egyptian politics [video].

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Saturday, February 5th, 2011

The Egyptian Revolution

Mohammed Bamyeh: “Never has a revolution that seemed so lacking in prospects gathered momentum so quickly and so unexpectedly.”

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Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Will the Arab revolutions spread?

Marc Lynch responds to protests across the Arab world.

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Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Rhetoric and authority

At Notes from the Social Field, Ernesto Castañeda reflects on President Obama’s rhetorical performance in the aftermath of the shootings in Tucson.

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Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

All Things Shining

Susan Neiman reviews All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age, by philosophers Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly.

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