The seminar organizers welcome paper proposals concerning postsecularism in high culture, popular culture, and both high and popular culture. Borrowing from Bruce David Forbes,2 we may divide the relationship between religion and culture (high, popular, or both) into four areas, all of which are welcome avenues of inquiry:
- Religion in culture – that is, religious characters, rituals, symbolism, etc. in culture
- Culture in religion – that is, the influence of the broader culture on religion
- Culture as religion – that is, the adaptation or transformation of religion in the secular domain
- Religion in dialogue with culture – for example, interventions in cultural debates by religious figures
1. John Wiley Nelson, Your God Is Alive and Well and Appearing in Popular Culture (Philadelphia, Westminster Press, 1976), 196.
2. Bruce David Forbes, Introduction, Religion and Popular Culture in America(University of California Press, 2017), 11.