Johannes Quack

Johannes Quack is the author of Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India, published by Oxford in 2012. Johannes is Assistant Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, where he is Principal Investigator on the research project “The Diversity of Nonreligion.” He is also Co-Director of the Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network, and has published articles and books in this area, in German and English, with articles of particular relevance to today’s interview being recently published in the Journal of Contemporary Religion, Method & Theory in the Study of Religion, and Social Analysis.


Contributions by Johannes Quack


Indian Rationalism, and a Relational Approach to Nonreligion

It is unfortunate fact that in popular ‘Western’ imagination, the land of India is frequently orientalised, and naively conceptualized as ‘the quintessential land of religion, spirituality, and miracles.’ Although we would certainly not want to completely invert this stereotype by substituting one unnuanced and inaccurate construct for another, ...