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Religion and the new atheism : a critical appraisal

Author: Amarnath Amarasingam.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Haymarket Books, 2012.
Series: Studies in critical social sciences, v. 25.; Studies in critical social sciences., Studies in critical research on religion ;, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The term "new atheism" has been given to the recent barrage of bestselling books written by Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Christopher Hitchens, and others. These books and their authors have had a significant media presence and have only grown in popularity over the years. This book brings together scholars from religious studies, science, sociology of science, philosophy, and theology to engage the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Controversial literature
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amarnath Amarasingam.
ISBN: 9781608462032 160846203X
OCLC Number: 756581668
Notes: Originally published: Leiden : Brill, 2010.
Description: xv, 253 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : what is the new atheism? / Amarnath Amarasingam --
Judaism and atheism : the challenge of secular humanism / Robert L. Platzner --
Beating 'God' to death : radical theology and the new atheism / Jeffrey W. Robbins and Christopher D. Rodkey --
Religion as phantasmagoria : Islam in The end of faith / Rory Dickson --
What has atheism ever done for science? / Steve Fuller --
Cognitive science and the new atheism / William Sims Bainbridge --
One-dimensional rage : the social epistemology of the new atheism and fundamentalism / William A. Stahl --
The new atheism and sociology : why here? why now? what next? / Stephen Bullivant --
The new atheism and the secularization thesis / Michael Ian Borer --
The new atheism and the empowerment of American freethinkers / Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith --
Ethics, out-group altruism, and the new atheism / Gregory R. Peterson --
Disparate destinations, parallel paths : an analysis of contemporary atheist and Christian parenting literature / Jeff Nall --
Is God a hypothesis? : the new atheism, contemporary philosophy of religion, and philosophical confusion / Ryan C. Falcioni.
Series Title: Studies in critical social sciences, v. 25.; Studies in critical social sciences., Studies in critical research on religion ;, v. 1.
Responsibility: edited by Amarnath Amarasingam.

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The term "new atheism" has been given to the recent barrage of bestselling books written by Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Christopher Hitchens, and others. These books and their authors have had a significant media presence and have only grown in popularity over the years. This book brings together scholars from religious studies, science, sociology of science, philosophy, and theology to engage the new atheism and place it in the context of broader scholarly discourses.

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