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Stopped Making Sense

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/9780199740017.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

For many apostates, a key ingredient in their rejection of religion is that it just stops making sense. It is no longer believable. I call it “acquired incredulity syndrome.” This chapter allows ... More


The Devotional Force of Incredulity

George Hoffmann

in Reforming French Culture: Satire, Spiritual Alienation, and Connection to Strangers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808763
eISBN:
9780191852138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808763.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Geographic foreignness (more often imagined than not) could also transform into temporal alienation to the degree that reformers’ ideal of resuscitating the primitive Church of apostolic times ... More


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