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Absolute Misotheism III: Anticlericalism, Deicide, and Philip Pullman’s Liberal Crusade Against God

Bernard Schweizer

in Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751389
eISBN:
9780199894864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751389.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses a contemporary manifestation of misotheism, and it documents the moment when misotheism is at the threshold of entering the cultural mainstream. In Pullman’s celebrated ... More


Aim and Achievement

DAVID J. BARTHOLOMEW

in Uncertain Belief: Is it Rational to be a Christian?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270140
eISBN:
9780191683923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270140.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This final chapter gives an overview of the book's discussions. The author establishes a hierarchical approach in answering whether there is more to reality in the world that science reveals or not. ... More


Anatheism and Radical Hermeneutics: Dialogue with John Caputo

Richard Kearney and Jens Zimmermann (eds)

in Reimagining the Sacred: Richard Kearney Debates God with James Wood, Catherine Keller, Charles Taylor, Julia Kristeva, Gianni Vattimo, Simon Critchley, Jean-Luc Marion, John Caputo, David Tracey, Jens Zimmermann, and Merold Westphal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231161039
eISBN:
9780231540889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161039.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Caputo and Kearney have been in friendly debate with each other for decades. They engage each other and questions from the audience on anatheism with accustomed wit and verve.


… And Agnosticism

Peter J. Steinberger

in The Problem with God: Why Atheists, True Believers, and Even Agnostics Must All Be Wrong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163545
eISBN:
9780231535205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163545.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter refutes the agnostic's argument that it is impossible to prove the existence or nonexistence of God. Agnostics simply say: we don't know. We don't have enough information—yet—to ... More


The Anti-Religious Campaign, 1959–1964

Eren Tasar

in Soviet and Muslim: The Institutionalization of Islam in Central Asia, 1943-1991

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190652104
eISBN:
9780190652135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190652104.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

With Party chairman Nikita Khrushchev’s success against the “Anti-Party Group” in 1957, the hard line against religion once again became a viable project for the first time since the 1930s. ... More


The Apostate Worldview

Phil Zuckerman

in Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740017
eISBN:
9780199918690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740017.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Many Americans see nonreligious people as suspect: they are considered to be immoral and generally of bad character. This chapter, based on interviews with many apostates from various religions and ... More


Archelaus on Cosmogony and the Origins of Social Institutions

Gábor Betegh

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 51

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198795797
eISBN:
9780191836855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795797.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The paper argues that joining a narrative about the origins of social institutions to a narrative about the origins of the cosmos and of living organisms was not a customary feature of Presocratic ... More


Are Secular Perspectives on Violence Sufficient?

Charles K. Bellinger

in The Genealogy of Violence: Reflections on Creation, Freedom, and Evil

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134988
eISBN:
9780199833986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134982.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Standard social science is required to conform to the dictates of methodological atheism. Rene Girard's thought is ambiguous with regard to the question of whether his theory of violence meets this ... More


The Argument from Motivation

Thomas Holden

in Spectres of False Divinity: Hume's Moral Atheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579945
eISBN:
9780191722776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579945.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter documents and examines Hume's argument from motivation to moral atheism. The argument appeals to Hume's account of the passions as the engines of action along with a form of ... More


The Argument from Sentimentalism 1: Hume's Critique of Religious Passions

Thomas Holden

in Spectres of False Divinity: Hume's Moral Atheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579945
eISBN:
9780191722776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579945.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This is the first of two chapters documenting and examining Hume's argument from sentimentalism to moral atheism. The argument appeals to Hume's account of the natural limits of our human passions, ... More


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