Religion and the New Atheism: A Critical Appraisal (Studies in Critical Social Sciences)

Religion and the New Atheism: A Critical Appraisal (Studies in Critical Social Sciences)

Amarnath Amarasingam


The time period "new atheism" has been given to the hot barrage of bestselling books by way of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, and others. Their books have had an important media presence and feature in basic terms grown in recognition through the years. This quantity will serve to contextualize and significantly research the claims, arguments and objectives of this new atheism.

"This assortment will turn out to be most beneficial to readers who desire to comprehend the results and exceptional luck of the recent atheism from a multidisciplinary standpoint. The editor is to be congratulted for assembling such a powerful record of contributions" - John F. Haught, Georgetown University

"The new atheism, a species of secular fundamentalism, has excited loads of remark and controversy lately. faith and the recent Atheism increases the discourse to a brand new point" - Randall Balmer, Episcopal Priest and writer of The Making of Evangelicalism

"Amarasingam's number of unique essays facing a variety of facets of the hot paintings of latest atheists is a most tasty learn. The chapters integrated provide a big selection of views, relating a number of points and angles of recent Atheism and its dating to modern faith. whereas I almost definitely didn't consider all the contributions within the quantity, and whereas i'm in most cases extra supportive of the recent atheists than i'm in their detractors, i discovered this quantity over-all to be a compelling, engrossing, and provocative contribution" - Phil Zuckerman, affiliate Professor of Sociology, Pitzer university, writer of Society with no God

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