The Immanent Frame (TIF), a collective and interdisciplinary blog on secularism, religion, and the public sphere, is currently hosting two book discussions, one on Courtney Bender’s The New Metaphysicals and the other on Stefanos Geroulanos’s An Atheism that Is Not Humanist Emerges in French Thought. Bender is the co-chair of the SSRC project on Spirituality, Political Engagement, and Public Life.
The Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan joins The Immanent Frame’s “politics of spirituality” discussion, featuring contributions from Laura R. Olson on “Who are the ‘spiritual but not religious’?”; Melissa Wilcox on “Parodic Politics”; and Kerry Mitchell on “I hope you like circles.”
TIF is also hosting a discussion series called “Notes from the field,” a summer-long collaboration that features the reflections of DPDF graduate fellows on “After Secularization: New Approaches to Religion and Modernity.” The latest contribution is “Death Metal: A ‘Pipeline to God’?”
TIF has achieved a wide following among scholars and others for its lively exchanges on the complex interplay of secularism and religion in contemporary politics, culture, and scholarship.