News

May 2015

May 22nd 2015
In a new piece at The Immanent Frame, Religion and the Public Sphere editorial and program associate Wei Zhu looks at the legal history of religious exemptions for vaccines in the United States →
May 1st 2015
In an article at The Immanent FrameIDRF fellow Alexander John Thurston (2011) looks at three strands of the Islamic State's intellectual genealogy—global jihadism, Salafi “rejectionism,” and medieval thinkers—and offers English and Arabic sources for further reading →

April 2015

April 16th 2015
New at The Immanent Frame: "Blasphemous Cartoons: The Old Threat of Secularism and the New Threat of Islam," by Yvonne Sherwood →
April 1st 2015
"Is ISIS Islamic? Why It Matters for the Study of Islam": Islamic law scholar Anver M. Emon writes for The Immanent Frame

February 2015

February 19th 2015
Scholars reflect on the Charlie Hebdo attack and related issues of freedom of expression and religious practice in the latest Off the Cuff discussion at The Immanent Frame
February 17th 2015
At The Immanent Frame, journalist Tom Heneghan shares his experience interacting with online commenters while editing Reuters’ FaithWorld religion blog: "Comments Don't Replace the News" →
February 6th 2015
At PsychologyToday.com, New Directions in the Study of Prayer grantee Christine Wicker interviews fellow NDSP grantee Ebenezer Obadare about his research on the intermingling of Muslim and Christian prayer practices in Nigeria →
February 4th 2015
Religion and the Public Sphere presents: “Why Prayer? A Conference on New Directions in the Study of Prayer,” this Friday and Saturday at Columbia University in New York City (register to attend) →

January 2015

January 28th 2015
"A New Year at The Immanent Frame" highlights recent and forthcoming interdisciplinary perspectives on secularism, religion, and the public sphere →
January 14th 2015
New series at The Immanent Frame on Religion and Digital Culture launches with pieces on the effects of digitization on the study of religion and what exists at the crossroads of religion, “mediatization,” and gaming →
January 12th 2015
Register to attend “Why Prayer? A Conference on New Directions in the Study of Prayer,” presented by the program on Religion and the Public Sphere, to be held February 6 and 7 on the Columbia University campus in New York City →

December 2014

December 18th 2014
Sarah Imhoff continues The Immanent Frame’s series on Religious Freedom in the United States with “The Supreme Court’s Faith in Belief” →
December 5th 2014
At Reverberations: New Directions in the Study of Prayer grantee Fareen Parvez writes with Mariam Awaisi on the study of gender and prayer in “Theoretical Trajectories: Emotion, Agency, and Power” →
December 4th 2014
"They’re Praying for the Worst. Is That Wrong?": New Directions in the Study of Prayer grantee Elizabeth McAlister for the Los Angeles Times

November 2014

November 25th 2014
The Immanent Frame features a review by International Dissertation Research Fellowship fellow Etienne Stockland (2014) of Philip C. Almond's latest book The Devil: A New Biography (Cornell University Press) →
November 21st 2014
A panel on “New Media, New Audiences: Making the Study of Religion Online,” a product of work commissioned by the Program on Religion and the Public Sphere, will be hosted at the American Academy of Religion’s annual conference this Saturday, November 22 →
November 19th 2014
The Immanent Frame series Aggressive Prayers, Curses, and Maledictions concludes with a piece by Thomas J. Csordas on “Malediction, Exorcism, and Evil” →

October 2014

October 27th 2014
”What Is a Catholic Family?”: New Directions in the Study of Prayer grantee Peter Manseau (2012) reflects on issues surrounding a recent meeting of Catholic bishops at the Vatican in an op-ed for the New York Times
October 20th 2014
The Huffington Post draws on the Religion and the Public Sphere digital project The Religious Engagements of American Undergraduates for a story on spiritual life on campus →
October 17th 2014
At Reverberations: New Directions in the Study of Prayer grantee Mark Aveyard discusses his research on embodied cognition and the physicality of prayer →