The Immanent Frame publishes interdisciplinary perspectives on religion, secularism, and the public sphere. Founded in October 2007 in conjunction with the Social Science Research Council’s program on Religion and the Public Sphere, The Immanent Frame features invited contributions and original essays, and serves as a forum for ongoing exchanges among leading thinkers from the social sciences and humanities.

In 2008, The Immanent Frame was named an official honoree of the 12th annual Webby Awards and a “favorite new religion site, egghead division” by The Revealer. CNN has called The Immanent Frameexceptionally eye opening.” In September of 2011, The Immanent Frame partnered with Killing the Buddha to launch Frequencies, which was later named an official honoree of the 16th annual Webby Awards. In March of 2013, members of TIF‘s editorial team launched Reverberations, which was selected as a nominee for the 18th annual Webby Awards in 2014.

The views and opinions expressed in articles published on The Immanent Frame are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Social Science Research Council, unless directly stated otherwise.

Contributions to The Immanent Frame are generally new content and by invitation. In Fall 2019, TIF began issuing targeted calls for contributions. To read more about this decision and to see current open calls, click here. We also encourage readers to join discussions by commenting on individual posts (all comments are reviewed prior to posting). Questions regarding editorial policy and terms of use should be directed to the editors.

Except where otherwise noted, content published by The Immanent Frame on or after January 1, 2014, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License. This license permits you to copy, distribute, and display content as long as you provide a link to the content at The Immanent Frame, attribute the work appropriately (including both author and title), and do not adapt the content or use it commercially. For all undated content and all content published by The Immanent Frame prior to January 1, 2014, please contact the editors to ensure that there are no legal restrictions on the use of the material in question.

When referencing posts from The Immanent Frame in scholarly papers and presentations, please ensure that our contributors receive appropriate credit for their ideas and their work. Suggested citation guidelines are included here, but please consult your style guide for proper citation format.

Taylor C. Buffered and porous selves. The Immanent Frame. Published September 02, 2008. Accessed September 18, 2008.

Taylor, Charles. (2008). Buffered and porous selves. The Immanent Frame. Retrieved September 18, 2008, from:

Taylor, Charles. “Buffered and Porous Selves,” The Immanent Frame, September 02, 2008.

Taylor, C. (2008). Buffered and porous selves. The Immanent Frame. Available at: (Accessed September 18, 2008).

Taylor, Charles. “Buffered and porous selves.” The Immanent Frame, 02 Sept. 2008, Accessed 18 Sept. 2008.

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