A working group on "international relations and religion," convened by Michael Desch and Daniel Philpott, recently released released a detailed report.
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."
Secularism and secularity
Our proposal for the creation of a new program unit on “Secularisms and Secularities” within the American Academy of Religion…
The big bang
Peter Manseau reviews Robert Bellah's Religion in Human Evolution.
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…
Tariq Ramadan and Slavoj Žižek on the future of Egyptian politics
Tariq Ramadan and Slavoj Zizek on the future of Egyptian politics [video].
The Egyptian Revolution
Mohammed Bamyeh: "Never has a revolution that seemed so lacking in prospects gathered momentum so quickly and so unexpectedly."
Will the Arab revolutions spread?
Marc Lynch responds to protests across the Arab world.
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…
All Things Shining
Susan Neiman reviews All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age, by philosophers Hubert Dreyfus…