The Passion: Encroaching religion, cultural heritage or signs of postsecularism?

Last Thursday evening, Nederland Een broadcast the live performance of The Passion from The Hague. Erin Wilson provides an outsider’s perspective on this emerging ritual in Dutch public life. As a recent immigrant to the Netherlands, one of the most secularized countries in Europe, the last thing I expected to be doing on Maundy Thursday …

“More than Belief” – Exploring the sensory side of religion

Alexandra Grieser discusses new research approaches in the aesthetics of religion, being showcased at a conference held in Groningen later this week. Over the last few decades, scholars have recognized that the study of religion is often shaped by an over-emphasis on the cognitive dimensions of religion. Researchers expect the essence of religion to be …