Jonathan VanAntwerpen is founder and editor-in-chief of The Immanent Frame and director of communications at the Social Science Research Council, where he also directs the program on religion and the public sphere. He is co-editor of a series of books on secularism, religion, and public life, including Habermas and Religion (Polity, forthcoming), 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 has also written on higher education (with David L. Kirp), on the history of sociology (with Craig Calhoun and Troy Duster), and on globalization, philanthropy, and the politics of reconciliation. He is co-editor (with Michael Burawoy) of Producing Public Sociology: Contributions from Berkeley Faculty, and executive producer (with Nathan Schneider) of Frequencies. A visiting scholar at New York University's Institute for Public Knowledge, he received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Posts by Jonathan VanAntwerpen:
Event: Secularism and Its Discontents: The View from Jewish Studies. Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 16th Annual Gruss Colloquium, May 3-4, 2010. More details here.Read the rest of Colloquium: secularism and its discontents.
At The Daily Dish, Patrick Appel reviews a week-long debate over atheism and religion, and responds to the suggestion that “there really isn’t anything at all interesting to say anymore about atheism vs. religion, and hasn’t been since at least the 1950s, if not the 1850s.” Find his round-up of the week’s debate here.Read the rest of Theological arm wrestling.
In his December 2008 Foerster Lecture at UC-Berkeley, Talal Asad discusses “attempts by anthropologists and others to define religion, the shifting place of ‘belief’ in that endeavor, and some of its implications for politics.” Watch the related interview here.Read the rest of Talal Asad on religion, belief and politics.