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Linell Cady

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Center Dir (ACD) & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Biography

Linell Cady is Professor of religious studies and the founding Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University. Trained in modern western religious thought, her work focuses on the relationship of religion and the public/private boundary, with primary attention to the American context. Topics of particular interest include the construction of the modern category of religion and its interface with understandings of the secular and the public and the contested role of religion in public life. She is the author of Religion, Theology and American Public Life (1993) , and co–editor of Religious Studies, Theology, and the University: Conflicting Maps, Changing Terrain (2002), Religion and Conflict in South and Southeast Asia: Disrupting Violence (2007), Comparative Secularisms in a Global Age (2010), and Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference (2013).

 

 

Education

Th.D., Theology, Harvard University, 1981.

M.T.S., Theological Studies, Harvard University, 1976.

B.A., Religious Studies, Newton College of the Sacred Heart, 1974.

 

 

Publications

Books

Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference, co-edited with Tracy Fessenden (New York: Columbia University Press, 2013).

Comparative Secularisms in a Global Age, co-edited with Elizabeth Shakman Hurd (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). Paperback edition published 2013.

Religion and Conflict in South and Southeast Asia: Disrupting Violence, co-edited with Sheldon Simon (London and New York: Routledge, 2007).

Religious Studies, Theology, and the University: Conflicting Maps, Changing Terrain, co-edited with Delwin Brown (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002).

Religion, Theology and American Public Life. (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1993.) (Japanese Language Edition, Tamagawa University Press, 1997.)

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

"Outside the Box: (Post)secular Projects of Transcendence," Dialogue: A Journal of Theology 54:4 (2015): 327-337.

"Public Theology and the Postsecular Turn," International Journal of Public Theology 8 (2014): 292-3

"Comparative Secularisms and the Politics of Modernity," (with Elizabeth Shakman Hurd) inReligion and Politics:  European and Global Perspectives, ed. Johann Amason and lreneusz Pawel Karolewski (Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 2014). (revised and republished)

"Gendering the Divide: Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference," (with Tracy Fessenden) in Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference, ed. Linell E. Cady and Tracy Fessenden (New York: Columbia University Press, 2013).

"Religion and the Technowonderland of Transhumanism," in Building Better Humans?—Refocusing the Debate on Transhumanism, ed. Hava Tirosh Samuelson and Kenneth Mossman (Frankfurt, Germany:  Peter Lang, 2012).

"Religious Imagination in a Late Secular Age:   Extending Liberal Traditions in the 21st "Century,"American Journal of Theology and Philosophy, 32: I (2011):  23-42.

"Reading Secularism through a Theological Lens," in Comparative Secularisms in a Global Age,ed. Cady and Hurd (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

"Comparative Secularisms and the Politics of Modernity: An lntroduction," (with Elizabeth Shakman Hurd) in Comparative Secularisms in a Global Age, ed. Cady and Hurd (New York:   Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

"Choosing our Better History:  Religion,  Secularism,  and  American  Public Life," Macalester Civic Forum, 3:I (2009) ( (http://digitalcommons.macalester.ed u/maccivicf/vol 3/iss 1/5/)

Royce, Dewey, and the Religion/Secular Classification:  Toward a Kaleidoscopic Model," American Journal of Theology and Philosophy, 29:3 (2008): 231-252.

"The Iranian Letter to President Bush: Analysis and Recommendations," (with H.L. Goodall, S. Corman, K. McDonald, M. Woodward and C. Forbes) in Weapons of Mass Persuasion, ed. S. Corman, A. Trethewey and H.L. Goodall (New York:   Peter Lang, 2008): 97-1 13.

"Religious Resonances in Bush's 'War on Terrorism,"' American Journal of Theology and Philosophy. 29:2 (2008): 184-204.

"Introduction: Reflections on the Nexus of Religion and Violence,' (with Sheldon Simon) in Religion and Conflict in South and Southeast Asia: Disrupting Violence, ed. Cady and Simon (London and New York: Routledge, 2007.

"Religion, Secularism, and American Identity," in In God We Trust?: Cultural Conflict and Consensus in Post 9/1I America, ed. Carl Raschke and David Hale (Silverton, CO: Aspen Academic Press, 2006).

"Secularism, Secularizing, and Secularization: Reflections on Stout's Democracy and Tradition, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 27:3 (2005): 871-885.

"Categories, Conflicts, Conundrums: Reflections on the Religion/Secular Divide," in War and Border Crossings: Ethics When Cultures Clash, ed. Peter French and Jason Short (Lanham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefield, 2005).

"Categorical Imperatives: Religion, Spirituality, and the Secular in American Life,"American Journal (Theology and Philosophy, 25:2 (2004): 141-56.

"Introduction", (with Delwin Brown) in Religious Studies, Theology, and the University: Conflicting Maps and Changing Terrain, ed. Cady and Brown, (Albany, State University of New York Press, 2002). Reprinted in The Council of Societies for the Study of Religion Bulletin, November 2002.

"Disciplinary Disputes: Religious Studies and Theology in Transition," in Religious Studies, Theology, and the University, ed. Cady and Brown (Albany, State University of New York Press, 2002).

“Loosening the Category that Binds: Modern "Religion" and the Promise of Cultural Studies," in Converging on Culture, edited by Delwin Brown, Sheila Davaney, and Kathryn Tanner (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).

“Pragmatism and the Category of Religion:  Reflections on William James and Stanley Fish,”American Journal (Theology and Philosophy, 22: I (2001): 47-65.

"Academic Freedom and Liberal Humanism: Invited Replies to Stanley Fish 's "When Sauce for the Goose Isn't Sauce for the Gander," Council of Societies for the Study of Religion Bulletin, 29:2 (2000): 34.

Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 599Thesis
REL 792Research
REL 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 321Religion in America
REL 792Research
REL 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 494Special Topics
REL 792Research
REL 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 690Reading and Conference
REL 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 321Religion in America
REL 494Special Topics
REL 599Thesis
REL 690Reading and Conference
REL 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 191First-Year Seminar
REL 494Special Topics
REL 599Thesis
REL 792Research
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 593Applied Project
REL 690Reading and Conference