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Religion and the new atheism : a critical appraisal

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
Print Book, English, 2012
Haymarket Books, Chicago, Ill., 2012
Studies in critical social sciences, v. 25, v. 1, [v. 25, v. 1]
Criticism, interpretation, etc
xv, 253 pages ; 25 cm.
9781608462032, 160846203X
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
Originally published: Leiden : Brill, 2010