John Lardas Modern

John Lardas Modern is professor in the department of religious studies at Franklin & Marshall College. Former editor-at-large for The Immanent Frame, he co-curated Frequencies and coedits Class 200: New Studies in Religion (both with Kathryn Lofton). Modern is the author of Secularism in Antebellum America (University of Chicago Press) and The Bop Apocalypse: The Religious Visions of Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Burroughs (University of Illinois Press). "The Religion Machine; or, a particular history of the brain" is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press. Modern is also working on a long-term project that explores the end of the world through the lens of Akron, OH. A former member of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Studies and ACLS Frederick Burkhardt fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, Modern teaches courses in religious history, aesthetics, and science studies.

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