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Faith and Its Critics: A Conversation

David Fergusson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199569380
eISBN:
9780191702051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569380.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book discusses numerous wide-ranging, topical issues of faith, using various illustrations from contemporary life. It provides a historical, social, and rhetorical context for the ‘new atheism’, ... More


New Histories of Atheism

David Wootton

in Atheism from the Reformation to the Enlightenment

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227366
eISBN:
9780191678684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227366.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, History of Religion

This chapter surveys the state of new atheism, examining the historiography of the subject and the different views on it that currently exist. It evaluates the early writings on the subject, ... 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


The New Atheism and the Revival of Secularism

Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith

in Atheist Awakening: Secular Activism and Community in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199986323
eISBN:
9780199392940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199986323.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at how the new atheist phenomenon has been interpreted and appropriated by those involved in atheist and secular humanist organizations. The chapter shows that a connection between ... 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


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


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


The Credibility of Religious Belief: Claims and Counter-Claims

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/9780199569380.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter presents different arguments for and against God's existence. There are two widely held beliefs supporting the existence of God. According to the cosmological argument, the existence 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


Something Old, Something New: Contemporary Entanglements of Religion and Secularity

Wayne Glausser

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190864170
eISBN:
9780190864200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864170.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book explores a significant if underappreciated relationship between religious and secular interests. In entanglement, secularity competes with religion, but neither side achieves simple ... More


Seductive Epistemology: Thinking with Assent

Karmen Mackendrick

in Divine Enticement: Theological Seductions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242894
eISBN:
9780823242931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242894.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Recent debates on religious faith, from both atheistic and religious perspectives, largely identify faith as a belief that certain propositions are factually true, regardless of the lack of evidence ... More


I Saw the Light

Adam Laats

in Creationism USA: Bridging the Impasse on Teaching Evolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197516607
eISBN:
9780197516638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197516607.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The history of culture-war battles over creationism and evolution have been dominated by the language of religious conversion. Instead of focusing on the science of evolutionary theory, activists ... More


God's Agents: Biblical Publicity in Contemporary England

Matthew Engelke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520280465
eISBN:
9780520957107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280465.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The British and Foreign Bible Society is one of the most illustrious Christian charities in the United Kingdom. Founded by evangelicals in the early nineteenth century and inspired by developments in ... More


Second Comings

Steven P. Miller

in The Age of Evangelicalism: America's Born-Again Years

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199777952
eISBN:
9780199362615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777952.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

George W. Bush spoke to the fullness of evangelical relevance at the start of the twenty-first century. Bush's faith-based language of compassionate conservatism garnered appeal beyond the Christian ... 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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