The Frankfurt School and Religion at the Left Forum

The Center for Critical Research on Religion ( which publishes the journal Critical Research on Religion with SAGE Publications ( and the book series “Studies in Critical Research on Religion” with Brill Academic Publishers in hardcover ( and Haymarket Books in paperback ( is pleased to sponsor the following session:

The Frankfurt School and Religion
Left Forum
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Room 1.107

Presider and Discussant:

Warren S. Goldstein (Center for Critical Research on Religion and Harvard University, USA)


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