Simon's research and public writing focus on religious literacy, pluralism, free speech, religious rhetoric in progressive politics, American civil religion, humanities funding, the public humanities, and social justice. He was a founding member of the International Society for Heresy Studies, and is currently a senior editor at The Marginalia Review of Books, a channel of the Los Angeles Review of Books.
In the News
Considers our current cultural and political crisis, asking what use does theological language have for the radical facing the apocalypse?
Attempts to provide a fragmentary, digressive, impressionistic account of what the radical implications of goodness could possibly be in late capitalism.
Discusses the original sin for a secular age.
Publishes academic articles by scholars on authors, books, and movements that are completely invented. Inaugurates a completely new literary genre perfectly attuned to the era we live in, a project evocative of Jorge-Luis Borges, Umberto Eco, and Italo Calvino.
Discusses the Death of God movement, modernity, and the affirmation of God.