Discussions archive

Since its inception in the fall of 2007, The Immanent Frame has organized and hosted a wide range of critical dialogues on secularism, religion, and the public life, from extended colloquies on noteworthy new books to ongoing exchanges on the complex role of secularism and religion in both U.S. politics and international affairs. Related discussions have explored and debated the power of religion and the significance of secularism in the public sphere, in cognitive science, in sexuality and marriage, and in politicaland intellectual criticism.

Most recently, The Immanent Frame has organized a series of exchanges on religious freedom and U.S. foreign policy, on the concept of civil religion, on the politics of spirituality, and on the emergence of a “strong program” in the sociology of religion. Recent discussions of new books by Courtney Bender and Stefanos Geroulanos can be found at the TIF book blog.

All TIF discussions feature invited contributions, original essays that have not previously been published in print or online.

Browse all TIF discussions and book blogs by following the links below.