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Jonathan VanAntwerpen

Jonathan VanAntwerpen
Henry Luce Foundation · Religion and Theology Program

Doctor of Philosophy
Jonathan VanAntwerpen is Program Director of Religion and Theology at the Henry Luce Foundation.

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Introduction
Jonathan VanAntwerpen is co-editor of a series of books on secularism, religion, and public life, including The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere (Columbia University Press), Rethinking Secularism (Oxford University Press), The Post-Secular in Question (NYU Press), Habermas and Religion (Polity), and Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age (Harvard University Press). He is currently a program director at the Henry Luce Foundation.
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July 2014 - present
Henry Luce Foundation
Position
  • Project Manager
Description
  • Building on the efforts of the Luce Foundation’s longstanding Theology Program, and on the work of the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion in International Affairs, the recently re-envisioned Religion and Theology Program aims to foster innovative thinking about religion across multiple social and cultural contexts, to expand and diversify critical intellectual engagement with religion in the United States and beyond, and to advance public knowledge.
May 2004 - June 2014
Social Science Research Council
Position
  • Project Manager
Description
  • As founding director of the SSRC's Religion and the Public Sphere Program, Jonathan VanAntwerpen launched a suite of experimental digital publishing platforms, served as acting director of communications, worked to incubate a new initiative on knowledge and culture in a digital age, and organized and convened a wide range of academic and public events. Jonathan led a team that conceived and launched The Immanent Frame, a digital forum on secularism, religion, and the public sphere.

Publications

Publications (17)
Conference Paper
What role might digital media play in reshaping the way that knowledge is produced, distributed, circulated, consumed, and refashioned? In partial response to this question, this paper will explore the possibilities associated with digital media through a series of reflections on the work of The Immanent Frame (http://blogs.ssrc.org/tif/) and relat...
Chapter
Within the brief history of the field of transitional justice, South African renderings of reconciliation both loom large and occupy an exceptional and somewhat unstable place. This chapter, critically examines this placement by considering, first (and all too partially), the history of reconciliation in South Africa and the place of the South Afri...
Article
The importance of the internet and new social media cannot be gainsaid, though as scholars our first inclination is to put it in context. What changes have come or will come because of new mass communication techniques that are heavily graphicsdriven? Will the ability to merge and display multiple media sources change the way we think about religio...
Book
To the surprise of many readers, Jürgen Habermas has recently made religion a major theme of his work. Emphasizing both religion’s prominence in the contemporary public sphere and its potential contributions to critical thought, Habermas’s engagement with religion has been controversial and exciting, putting much of his own work in fresh perspectiv...
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This book explores the question of whether we are living in a post-secular world by focusing on the state of religiosity in the world and religion's place in the social sciences and beyond. In the context of claims about religious resurgence, this book examines the legacies of secularism and secularization theory, the contested categories of religi...
Book
A diverse but very stimulating collection. -- Robert Bellah, author of Religion in Human Evolution: From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age The Post-Secular in Question considers whether there has in fact been a religious resurgence of global dimensions in recent decades. This collection of original essays by leading academics represents an interdisc...
Book
The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere represents a rare opportunity to experience a diverse group of preeminent philosophers confronting one pervasive contemporary concern: what role does—or should—religion play in our public lives? Reflecting on her recent work concerning state violence in Israel-Palestine, Judith Butler explores the potentia...
Book
This collection of essays presents groundbreaking work from an interdisciplinary group of leading theorists and scholars representing the fields of history, philosophy, political science, sociology, and anthropology. The volume will introduce readers to some of the most compelling new conceptual and theoretical understandings of secularism and the...
Book
“What does it mean to say that we live in a secular age?” This apparently simple question opens into the massive, provocative, and complex A Secular Age, where Charles Taylor positions secularism as a defining feature of the modern world, not the mere absence of religion, and casts light on the experience of transcendence that scientistic explanati...
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This article situates Craig Calhoun's early sociological trajectory within a diverse set of movements that aimed to transform the discipline of sociology in the United States. As a means to historicizing Calhoun's critical intellectual practice, I position it within the extensively debated, though only partially understood, disciplinary insurgencie...

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