Dr Schaefer is Departmental Lecturer in Science and Religion in the Faculty of Theology and Religion at Oxford. His first book, Religious Affects: Animality, Evolution, and Power, was published in November 2015 by Duke. His current project is on the relationship between emotion, science, and secularism.
Discussion starts with the entanglement of the concepts 'religion' and 'secularism', a brief discussion of the problems associated with the World Religions Paradigm, and then moves to the pedagogical merits and challenges of teaching 'secularism/s' within a World Religions model. We hope you enjoy this experiment!