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The New Atheism

Stephen LeDrew

in The Evolution of Atheism: The Politics of a Modern Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190225179
eISBN:
9780190225209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225179.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces the New Atheism, a popular intellectual movement that seeks to revive the tradition of scientific atheism in response to developments in late modern society. It argues that ... More


Atheism and the Social Sciences

Stephen LeDrew

in Science, Belief and Society: International Perspectives on Religion, Non-Religion and the Public Understanding of Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781529206944
eISBN:
9781529206951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529206944.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

In the past two decades, the anti-religious movement known as New Atheism has been working to define a scientific basis for opposing religion and its influence in public affairs. New Atheist thought ... More


Moral Psychology and the Misunderstanding of Religion 1

Jonathan Haidt

in The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199557028
eISBN:
9780191701719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557028.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses how moral psychology gives out proof and evidence on how it defines morality, the way it is not described by religion. It begins by stating the new synthesis in moral ... More


Introduction

Francis Fallon and Gavin Hyman

in Agnosticism: Explorations in Philosophy and Religious Thought

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198859123
eISBN:
9780191891687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859123.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This Introduction provides a general contextual background to the question of agnosticism. It addresses the question of definition: how the term ‘agnosticism’ has been variously defined, and some of ... More


Language, Labels and Lived Identity in Debates about Science, Religion and Belief

Tom Kaden, Stephen H. Jones, Rebecca Catto, and Grace Davie

Stephen H. Jones, Tom Kaden, and Rebecca Catto (eds)

in Science, Belief and Society: International Perspectives on Religion, Non-Religion and the Public Understanding of Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781529206944
eISBN:
9781529206951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529206944.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

In public discussion and polling on the subject of science and belief people’s views are often subsumed under identity labels such as ‘Creationism’, ‘Darwinism’, ‘New Atheism’, ‘Intelligent Design’ ... More


Recognizing the Non-religious: Reimagining the Secular

Lois Lee

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198736844
eISBN:
9780191800436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736844.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

In recent years, the extent to which contemporary societies are secular has come under scrutiny. At the same time, many countries have increasingly large non-affiliate, ‘subjectively secular’ ... More


Agnosticism: Explorations in Philosophy and Religious Thought

Francis Fallon and Gavin Hyman (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198859123
eISBN:
9780191891687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859123.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book brings together some leading contemporary philosophers, from both the analytic and continental traditions, to give a sustained and in-depth treatment of the question of agnosticism. ... More


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