Jennifer L. Geddes is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. Her areas of research include evil and suffering, the Holocaust, ethics, critical theory, twentieth-century literature, and religion and culture. Previously, she was the editor of The Hedgehog Review.
Exploring the bureaucratization of the life of the mind.
The rate of change, the kinds of change, and the scope of change taking place today are impossible to understand without also looking at the ways they are affecting societies and how we understand and experience ourselves and others.
What emerges in the essays in this issue is actually not one secularism, but rather a range of secularisms—French, American, Indian, and other—that can be compared, evaluated, and improved upon.
Thinking more deeply about how we can inhabit the public sphere with others.
“Memorials seem to remember just about everything except their own coming into being.”
“These days you’ve got a kind of de facto racial segregation in the life of the mind.”
“The layouts of new houses have changed significantly in the last twenty years.”
“We will be a nation always looking for a ten-step program to cure our ills.”
“For anyone who believes that the search for justice is essential to humanity, our humanity is in deep trouble.”
“If truth is relative, this is not because all truths add up to the same thing but rather because all truths are related to the circumstances in which they arose and to which they apply.”
It’s impossible to talk about bodies unless you talk about the cultural construction of those bodies.
In a culture of irony, saturated with images of evil, how can we resist evil?