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 A Good Devil's Chaplain: Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins

in Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195310726
eISBN:
9780199785179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Richard Dawkins is a public intellectual and the best-selling author of The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, The Ancestor’s Tale, The God Delusion, and many other books. Dawkins, known as an ... More


 Understanding a Pointless Universe: Steven Weinberg

Steven Weinberg

in Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195310726
eISBN:
9780199785179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Steven Weinberg is a public intellectual and the best-selling author of The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe, Dreams of a Final Theory: The Scientist’s Search for the ... More


The Salvation of Atheists and Catholic Dogmatic Theology

Stephen Bullivant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199652563
eISBN:
9780191740725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652563.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

Since the Second Vatican Council (1962–5), the Catholic Church has formally declared the possibility of salvation for atheists: ‘those who, without fault, have not yet arrived at an express ... More


The Voice of Science

Elaine Howard Ecklund

in Science vs Religion: What Do Scientists Really Believe?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195392982
eISBN:
9780199777105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392982.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Through in-depth portraits of the scientists she interviewed and extensive survey data analysis, Ecklund provides key insights into the myriad reasons scientists reject faith. Scientists at elite ... More


The Religious Convictions of College and University Professors

Neil Gross and Solon Simmons

in The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Gross and Simmons explain the results of a survey of college and university professors related to religious behavior and beliefs. They discover that there are not as many atheists and agnostics in ... More


Ethics and Theology

D. D. Raphael

in The Impartial Spectator: Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199213337
eISBN:
9780191707544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213337.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Smith regards ethics as independent of theology, but theology as dependent on ethics. The original version of the Moral Sentiments shows traces of his early adherence to Christianity; the later ... More


The Problem of Evil and the Argument from Evil

Peter van Inwagen

in The Problem of Evil: The Gifford Lectures delivered in the University of St Andrews in 2003

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199245604
eISBN:
9780191715310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245604.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter is a defence of the author's approach to the problem of evil, by way of an examination of the argument from evil. Several different ‘problems of evil’ and ‘arguments from evil’ are ... More


Worlds and the existence of God

Brian Leftow

in God and Necessity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199263356
eISBN:
9780191741777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263356.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

So far, the book has offered arguments for its theory intended to appeal to theists, recommending the book’s view against rival theist theories. This chapter offers an argument intended to appeal to ... More


A People of One Book: The Bible and the Victorians

Timothy Larsen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199570096
eISBN:
9780191725661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570096.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Biblical Studies

Although the Victorians were awash in texts, the Bible was such a pervasive and dominant presence that they may fittingly be thought of as ‘a people of one book’. They habitually read the Bible, ... More


Organized Rationalism in 20th-Century India

Johannes Quack

in Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812608
eISBN:
9780199919406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812608.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter outlines why people like B. R. Ambedkar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Ramaswami Periyar, Abraham Kovor, as well as M. N. Roy and his Radical Humanists and Gora and his Atheist Centre, are often ... More


Epilogue: Disenchanting india contextualized

Johannes Quack

in Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812608
eISBN:
9780199919406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812608.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The epilogue raises three questions which help to contextualize the description and analysis of ANiS within a broader context: Raised first is the empirical question as to what degree the Indian ... More


Cures for the Body and Soul

Thomas A. Robinson and Lanette D. Ruff

in Out of the Mouths of Babes: Girl Evangelists in the Flapper Era

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790876
eISBN:
9780199919192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790876.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides a background to the period, examining the tremendous variety of cures offered to assure spiritual, mental and physical health from the rise of new religious denominations grown ... More


Fears and Dangers

Geoffrey Cantor

in Religion and the Great Exhibition of 1851

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199596676
eISBN:
9780191725685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596676.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the many contemporary publications expressing anxiety that the Exhibition would undermine the Protestant faith in Britain. For some the threat came from foreign atheists intent ... More


The new commissars of enlightenment: the new atheists, the new anti-atheists, and the new agnosticism

Paul Horwitz

in The Agnostic Age: Law, Religion, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199737727
eISBN:
9780199895267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737727.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter elaborates on the status of religion in liberal democracies (or the promotion of individual liberties). Issues pertaining to liberty and individual rights are perceived to be addressed ... More


Atheists: Charles Bradlaugh, Annie Besant, and ‘this indictable book’

Timothy Larsen

in A People of One Book: The Bible and the Victorians

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199570096
eISBN:
9780191725661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570096.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Biblical Studies

Charles Bradlaugh was the most important leader of organized atheism in nineteenth-century Britain, and for some years Annie Besant was the most popular speaker in the movement after him. Bradlaugh ... More


Young Bysshe and the Bible

Bryan Shelley

in Shelley and Scripture: The Interpreting Angel

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122845
eISBN:
9780191671562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122845.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The two misconceptions regarding the religious thoughts of Shelley include how the notion of God may, ironically, be portrayed in both an atheistic sense and in a Christian sense, and that some would ... More


On the Idea of God: Incomprehensibility or Incompatibilities?

Jean-marie Beyssade

in Essays on the Philosophy and Science of René Descartes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195075519
eISBN:
9780199853052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195075519.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The totality of Cartesian science is based on metaphysics, and two fundamental principles intersect within this metaphysics or first philosophy: one is called the cogito (I think, therefore I am; and ... More


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

Peter Steinberger

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163545
eISBN:
9780231535205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163545.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Whether people praise, worship, criticize, or reject God, they all presuppose at least a rough notion of what it means to talk about God. Turning the certainty of this assumption on its head, this ... More


In Defense of Religious Moderation

William Egginton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231148788
eISBN:
9780231520966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231148788.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book laments the current debate over religion in America, in which religious fundamentalists have set the tone of political discourse—no one can get elected without advertising a personal ... More


Introduction

David Fergusson

in Faith and Its Critics: A Conversation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199569380
eISBN:
9780191702051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569380.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The term ‘new atheism’ is used to describe writings that directly attack the intellectual claims and moral effects of religion. Associated primarily with Richard Dawkins, it also characterises the ... More


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