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Public Sphere Faith

What does it mean to worship? And where to do it?

For us the activity of worship has become a private affair. Even some agnostics don’t seem to mind that people go about their Sunday mornings engaged in acts of worship, as it occurs comfortably behind closed doors. 525 more words

Making A Difference

New project: Media Use, Cultue and Public Connection

My most recent project, starting this year, studies how the Norwegian population use their freedom of information to connect to – or disconnect from – the public sphere. 86 more words

Media Use

Voltaire on being a public intellectual

I’ve been obsessing about Voltaire recently. I’m interested in the public sphere as a space within which rational progress happens, and I think Voltaire had some interesting insights into the idea of a public discourse before we’d even defined what we mean properly by this term. 274 more words

Food For Thought

Conflationary Consequences in Contemporary Atheisms

In today’s post, Terrell Carver reflects on our atheisms series, noting the ways in which conflation occurs across different concepts in public atheist discourses and the risks, challenges and strategies this raises for analysing as well as engaging with atheisms in contemporary global politics and public life. 1,807 more words

Public Domain

Atheism(s) in the public sphere

In more and more parts of the world, atheism is becoming publicly visible, yet the ways in which this occurs are many and varied, related to differences in politics, culture, histories of secularism and secularization and a host of other factors. 3,143 more words

Public Domain

In Which I Friend-Zone Early Modern Drama

Where are the plays of yester-month? Mostly, to be honest, they are in a 3-ring binder on my office shelf. They have notes scrawled in the margins—because I’m a fan of material texts and have a whole project about annotated plays—but those notes have stayed private and those binders have stayed put. 1,032 more words

Public space and public domain

I’m going to put down some responses to Nadeemy’s last two posts. But to make sure everyone sees that the responses are addressing different issues, I’m making it one response per idea per post! 170 more words