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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


United Kingdom: “New Atheists” and “Dangerous Muslims”

Elaine Howard Ecklund, David R. Johnson, Brandon Vaidyanathan, Kirstin R. W. Matthews, Steven W. Lewis, Robert A. Thomson, and Di Di

in Secularity and Science: What Scientists Around the World Really Think About Religion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190926755
eISBN:
9780190926786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926755.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religiosity overall is decreasing in the United Kingdom. Yet recent waves of new immigrants entering the country are bringing religious diversity to the country and to science. While Christianity has ... More


Science and Religion in Carl Sagan’s Contact

Christopher Douglas

in If God Meant to Interfere: American Literature and the Rise of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702112
eISBN:
9781501703539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702112.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the account of Carl Sagan, who, unlike the New Atheists of recent years, sought middle ground in the struggle between science and religion. An astronomer by training and ... More


What to Do While Religions Evolve before Our Very Eyes

Daniel Dennett

in The Philosophy of Philip Kitcher

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199381357
eISBN:
9780199381371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199381357.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Science

Daniel Dennett responds to Kitcher’s criticisms of the modern militant atheism defended by the “New Atheists.” While noting that he and Kitcher agree in most respects, especially in the ultimate goal ... More


My Problems with Religion

Jason Rosenhouse

in Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744633
eISBN:
9780190267827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744633.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

In this chapter, the author, an atheist, shares his views about religion. He claims that religion is simultaneously fascinating and frustrating and explains why. Addressing Christianity specifically, ... More


The Future

Paul Gifford

in The Plight of Western Religion: The Eclipse of the Other-Worldly

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190095871
eISBN:
9780190099602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190095871.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter addresses the limits of religious change. It argues that invoking the notion of change is sometimes less helpful than admitting that something has been discarded or hollowed out or ... More


An Integrated Global Science and Religion

Elaine Howard Ecklund, David R. Johnson, Brandon Vaidyanathan, Kirstin R. W. Matthews, Steven W. Lewis, Robert A. Thomson, and Di Di

in Secularity and Science: What Scientists Around the World Really Think About Religion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190926755
eISBN:
9780190926786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926755.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the countries and regions featured in this book, there are more religious scientists than we might think. There are varieties of atheism that exist among scientists in these Western and Eastern ... More


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