The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

The Oxford Handbook of Atheism
Author: Stephen Bullivant,Michael Ruse
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 763
Release: 2013-11
ISBN 10: 0199644659
ISBN 13: 9780199644650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Atheism Book Review:

This handbook is a pioneering edited volume, exploring atheism - understood in the broad sense of 'an absence of belief in the existence of a God or gods' - in its historical and contemporary expressions. It probes the varied manifestations and implications of unbelief from an array of disciplinary perspectives and in a range of global contexts.

The Oxford Handbook of Secularism

The Oxford Handbook of Secularism
Author: Phil Zuckerman,John R. Shook
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 760
Release: 2017-01-25
ISBN 10: 0199988455
ISBN 13: 9780199988457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Secularism Book Review:

As recent headlines reveal, conflicts and debates around the world more and more frequently involve secularism. National borders and traditional religions can no longer keep people in tidy boxes anymore as political struggles, doctrinal divergences, and demographic trends sweep across regionsand entire continents. Secularity is increasing in society, with a growing number of people in many regions having no religious affiliation or lacking interest in religion. Simultaneously, there is a resurgence of religious participation in the politics of many countries. How might these diversephenomena be interrelated, and better understood? The Oxford Handbook of Secularism offers a wide-ranging examination of secularism on a global scale, bringing together an international collection of views from prominent experts in a variety of fields. This volume reflects the impressive level of academic attention now given to secularism acrossthe humanities, social sciences, law and public policy, and international relations. Long-reigning theories about the pace of secularization, and ideal church-state relations, are here scrutinized by a new generation of scholars studying secularism with new questions, better data, and freshperspectives.This is the essential volume for comprehending the core issues and methodological approaches to the demographics and sociology of secularity; the history and variety of political secularisms; the comparison of constitutional secularisms across countries spanning from America to Asia; the keyproblems now convulsing church-state relations; the intersections of liberalism, multiculturalism, and religion; the latest psychological research into secular lives and lifestyles; and the naturalistic and humanistic worldviews available to nonreligious people. The Oxford Handbook of Secularismaddresses a wide breadth of interrelated issues and problems from multi-disciplinary stances, covering scholarly territory not addressed previously.

The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion

The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion
Author: Peter Clarke
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1063
Release: 2011-02-04
ISBN 10: 0191557528
ISBN 13: 9780191557521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion draws on the expertise of an international team of scholars providing both an entry point into the sociological study and understanding of religion and an in-depth survey into its changing forms and content in the contemporary world. The role and impact of religion and spirituality on the politics, culture, education and health in the modern world is rigorously discussed and debated. The study of the sociology of religion forges interdisciplinary links to explore aspects of continuity and change in the contemporary interface between society and religion. Using a combination of theoretical, methodological and content-led approaches, the fifty-seven contributors collectively emphasise the complex relationships between religion and aspects of life from scientific research to law, ecology to art, music to cognitive science, crime to institutional health care and more. The developing character of religion, irreligion and atheism and the impact of religious diversity on social cohesion are explored. An overview of current scholarship in the field is provided in each themed chapter with an emphasis on encouraging new thinking and reflection on familiar and emergent themes to stimulate further debate and scholarship. The resulting essay collection provides an invaluable resource for research and teaching in this diverse discipline.

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science
Author: Philip Clayton,Zachary Simpson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 1023
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780199279272
ISBN 13: 0199279276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science Book Review:

The field of `science and religion' is exploding in popularity among both academics and the reading public. This is a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the debate, written by the leading experts yet accessible to the general reader.

The Oxford Handbook of Russian Religious Thought

The Oxford Handbook of Russian Religious Thought
Author: George Pattison,Caryl Emerson,Randall A. Poole
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2020-06-13
ISBN 10: 0198796447
ISBN 13: 9780198796442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Russian Religious Thought Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of Russian Religious Thought is an authoritative new reference and interpretive volume detailing the origins, development, and influence of one of the richest aspects of Russian cultural and intellectual life - its religious ideas. After setting the historical background and context, the Handbook follows the leading figures and movements in modern Russian religious thought through a period of immense historical upheavals, including seventy years of officially atheist communist rule and the growth of an exiled diaspora with, e.g., its journal The Way. Therefore the shape of Russian religious thought cannot be separated from long-running debates with nihilism and atheism. Important thinkers such as Losev and Bakhtin had to guard their words in an environment of religious persecution, whilst some views were shaped by prison experiences. Before the Soviet period, Russian national identity was closely linked with religion - linkages which again are being forged in the new Russia. Relevant in this connection are complex relationships with Judaism. In addition to religious thinkers such as Philaret, Chaadaev, Khomiakov, Kireevsky, Soloviev, Florensky, Bulgakov, Berdyaev, Shestov, Frank, Karsavin, and Alexander Men, the Handbook also looks at the role of religion in aesthetics, music, poetry, art, film, and the novelists Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. Ideas, institutions, and movements discussed include the Church academies, Slavophilism and Westernism, theosis, the name-glorifying (imiaslavie) controversy, the God-seekers and God-builders, Russian religious idealism and liberalism, and the Neopatristic school. Occultism is considered, as is the role of tradition and the influence of Russian religious thought in the West.

The Oxford Handbook of Religious Diversity

The Oxford Handbook of Religious Diversity
Author: Chad V. Meister
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2010-12-23
ISBN 10: 9780195340136
ISBN 13: 0195340132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Religious Diversity Book Review:

This substantial volume of thirty-three original chapters covers the full range of issues in religious diversity. An indispensable guide for scholars and students, its essays make novel contributions and are crafted by recognized experts who represent a wide variety of religious and philosophical perspectives and backgrounds.

A Dictionary of Atheism

A Dictionary of Atheism
Author: Lois Lee,Stephen Bullivant
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2016-11-17
ISBN 10: 019252013X
ISBN 13: 9780192520135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dictionary of Atheism Book Review:

This Dictionary of Atheism provides more than 150 definitions of terms related to the subject of atheism, ranging from those of historic importance, including the history of the term atheist itself, to crucial concepts in the contemporary study of atheism, such as agnosticism and scepticism. Coverage includes secular and humanist organizations and publications, significant events in the history of atheism, such as the Scopes Monkey Trial, neologisms adopted by atheists including Bright and New Atheism, and parodic deities and religions such as Pastafarianism and the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Atheism is a growing subject of study with a significant scholarly presence emerging online, and many of the new terms covered represent the first authoritative definitions for this subject.

Humanism A Very Short Introduction

Humanism  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Stephen Law
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2011-01-27
ISBN 10: 0199553645
ISBN 13: 9780199553648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humanism A Very Short Introduction Book Review:

Summary: Philosopher Stephen Law explains why humanism--though a rejection of religion--nevertheless provides both a moral basis and a meaning for our lives.-publisher description.

The Oxford Handbook of Hobbes

The Oxford Handbook of Hobbes
Author: Kinch Hoekstra
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2016-04-04
ISBN 10: 0199791945
ISBN 13: 9780199791941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Hobbes Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of Hobbes collects twenty-six newly commissioned, original chapters on the philosophy of the English thinker Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679). Best known today for his important influence on political philosophy, Hobbes was in fact a wide and deep thinker on a diverse range of issues. The chapters included in this Oxford Handbook cover the full range of Hobbes's thought--his philosophy of logic and language; his view of physics and scientific method; his ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of law; and his views of religion, history, and literature. Several of the chapters overlap in fruitful ways, so that the reader can see the richness and depth of Hobbes's thought from a variety of perspectives. The contributors are experts on Hobbes from many countries, whose home disciplines include philosophy, political science, history, and literature. A substantial introduction places Hobbes's work, and contemporary scholarship on Hobbes, in a broad context.

Atheism

Atheism
Author: Michael Martin
Publsiher: Temple University Press
Total Pages: 541
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780877229438
ISBN 13: 0877229430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atheism Book Review:

In this book Michael Martin provides logical reasons for being an atheist. Carefully examining the current debate in Anglo-American analytic philosophy regarding God's existence, Martin presents a comprehensive critique of the arguments for the existence of God and a defense of arguments against the existence of God, showing in detail their relevance to atheism. Claiming that atheism is a rational position while theistic beliefs are not, he relies both on logic and evidence and confines his efforts to showing the irrationality of belief in a personal supreme being who is omniscient, omnipotent, perfect, and the creator of heaven and earth. The author's approach is two-fold. By presenting and criticizing arguments that have been advanced in favor of belief, he makes a case for "negative atheism." By offering arguments against atheism and defending it from these attacks, he presents a case for "positive atheism." Along the way, he confronts the views of numerous philosophers—among them Anselm, Aquinas, Plantinga, Hick, and Swinburne—and refutes both classical and contemporary arguments that have been advanced through the history of this debate. In his conclusion, Martin considers what would and would not follow if his main arguments were widely accepted, and he defines and distinguishes atheism from other "isms" and movements. Building on the work of religious skeptics and atheists of the past and present, he justifies his reconstruction of this philosophical dispute by citing some of the most interesting and important arguments for atheism and criticisms of arguments for the existence of God that have appeared in recent journal articles and have yet to be systematically addressed. Author note: Michael Martin is Professor of Philosophy at Boston University and author of several books, including The Legal Philosophy of H.L.A. Hart: A Critical Appraisal and The Case Against Christianity (both from Temple).

The Cambridge Companion to Atheism

The Cambridge Companion to Atheism
Author: Michael Martin
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006-10-30
ISBN 10: 9781139827393
ISBN 13: 1139827391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Atheism Book Review:

In this 2007 volume, eighteen of the world's leading scholars present original essays on various aspects of atheism: its history, both ancient and modern, defense and implications. The topic is examined in terms of its implications for a wide range of disciplines including philosophy, religion, feminism, postmodernism, sociology and psychology. In its defense, both classical and contemporary theistic arguments are criticized, and, the argument from evil, and impossibility arguments, along with a non religious basis for morality are defended. These essays give a broad understanding of atheism and a lucid introduction to this controversial topic.

Atheism

Atheism
Author: Michael Ruse
Publsiher: OUP Us
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0199334587
ISBN 13: 9780199334582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atheism Book Review:

Over the last decade, "New Atheists" such as Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have pushed the issue of atheism to the forefront of public discussion. Yet very few of the ensuing debates and discussions have managed to provide a full and objective treatment of the subject. Atheism: What Everyone Needs to Know provides a balanced look at the topic, considering atheism historically, philosophically, theologically, sociologically and psychologically. Written in an easily accessible style, the book uses a question and answer format to examine the history of atheism, arguments for and against atheism, the relationship between religion and science, and the issue of the meaning of life-and whether or not one can be a happy and satisfied atheist. Above all, the author stresses that the atheism controversy is not just a matter of the facts, but a matter of burning moral concern, both about the stand one should take on the issues and the consequences of one's commitment.

Secularity and Non Religion

Secularity and Non Religion
Author: Elisabeth Arweck,Stephen Bullivant,Lois Lee
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-03-16
ISBN 10: 1134910657
ISBN 13: 9781134910656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secularity and Non Religion Book Review:

The present collection brings together a set of essays which shed light on recent research into non-religion, secularity and atheism—topics which have been emerging as important areas of current research in a number of different disciplines. The essays cover a wide span—in terms of the various stances they discuss (secular, atheist, non-religious), the settings in which these topics are relevant (families, wider society, politics, demography) and the different perspectives which relate to socialisation and social relations (belief acquisition, discrimination). Written by authors from a variety of national settings and academic disciplines, the collection presents a range of methodologies, combining theoretical approaches with quantitative and qualitative research findings. The authors address issues related to an important academic field which had been neglected for some time, but which has been made relevant by the increasing percentage of people professing a non-religious stance. This collection represents a major contribution to this area of academic research, not only because it puts the themes of non-religion and secularity firmly on the academic map, but also because it offers a variety of different viewpoints and aims to bring clarity into the use of concepts and terminology. The authors make important contributions to the emerging body of research in this area and point out areas where further research is needed. The first essay provides a thorough introduction to this field, taking stock of the work done so far, highlighting the overarching issues, and embedding the essays in the wider context of existing literature. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Contemporary Religion.

Answering Atheism

Answering Atheism
Author: Trent Horn
Publsiher: Catholic Answers
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2013-09-01
ISBN 10: 9781938983436
ISBN 13: 1938983432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Answering Atheism Book Review:

Today's New Atheists don't just deny God's existence (as the old atheists did) - they consider it their duty to scorn and ridicule religious belief. We don't need new answers for this aggressive modern strain of unbelief: We need a new approach. In Answering Atheism, Trent Horn responds with a fresh and useful resource for the God debate, based on reason, common sense, and more importantly, a charitable approach that respects atheists' sincerity and good will, making this book suitable not just for believers but for skeptics and seekers too. Meticulously researched, and street-tested in Horn's work as a pro-God apologist, it tackles all the major issues of the debate, including: -Reconciling human evil and suffering with the existence of a loving, all-powerful God -Whether the empirical sciences have eliminated the need for God, or in fact point to him -How atheists usually deny moral laws (and thus a moral lawgiver) in theory

The Oxford Handbook of German Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century

The Oxford Handbook of German Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century
Author: Michael N. Forster,Kristin Gjesdal
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 872
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0199696543
ISBN 13: 9780199696543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of German Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century Book Review:

No period of history has been richer in philosophical discoveries than Germany during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. And while it was the eighteenth century that saw Germany attain maturity in the discipline (above all in the works of Immanuel Kant), it was arguably the nineteenth century that bore the greatest philosophical fruits. he Oxford Handbook of German Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century is the first collective critical study of thisgreat period in intellectual history. A team of leading experts explore individual philosophers working in the period, including Fichte, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche; key philosophical movements associatedwith it, Idealism and Romanticism amongst them; different areas of philosophy that received particular attention at this time; and the central philosophical topics under debate. An essential resource for anyone working in the area, the Handbook will lead the direction of future research in this vital period of philosophy.

The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies
Author: J. W. Rogerson,Judith M. Lieu
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 914
Release: 2006-03-17
ISBN 10: 0191568996
ISBN 13: 9780191568992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies Book Review:

The Oxford Handbooks series is a major new initiative in academic publishing. Each volume offers an authoritative and up-to-date survey of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates. Biblical studies is a highly technical and diverse field. Study of the Bible demands expertise in fields ranging from Archaeology, Egyptology, Assyriology, and Linguistics through textual, historical, and sociological studies to Literary Theory, Feminism, Philosophy, and Theology, to name only some. This authoritative and compelling guide to the discipline will, therefore, be an invaluable reference work for all students and academics who want to explore more fully essential topics in Biblical studies.

The Salvation of Atheists and Catholic Dogmatic Theology

The Salvation of Atheists and Catholic Dogmatic Theology
Author: Stephen Bullivant
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2012-04-19
ISBN 10: 0199652562
ISBN 13: 9780199652563
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Salvation of Atheists and Catholic Dogmatic Theology Book Review:

The first full-length study exploring the possibility of salvation for athiests in Catholic dogmatic theology since Vatican II. It discusses crucial foundational issues in the decades preceding the Council, looks at the conciliar teaching itself, explores solutions proposed by Rahner and others, and suggests a new approach.

Mass Exodus

Mass Exodus
Author: Stephen Bullivant
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 0198837941
ISBN 13: 9780198837947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mass Exodus Book Review:

In 1962, Pope John XXIII opened the Second Vatican Council with the prophecy that 'a new day is dawning on the Church, bathing her in radiant splendour'. Desiring 'to impart an ever increasing vigour to the Christian life of the faithful', the Council Fathers devoted particular attention to the laity, and set in motion a series of sweeping reforms. The most significant of these centred on refashioning the Church's liturgy--'the source and summit of the Christian life'--in order to make 'it pastorally efficacious to the fullest degree'. Over fifty years on, however, the statistics speak for themselves. In America, only 15% of cradle Catholics say that they attend Mass on a weekly basis; meanwhile, 35% no longer even tick the 'Catholic box' on surveys. In Britain, the signs are direr still. Of those raised Catholic, just 13% still attend Mass weekly, and 37% say they have 'no religion'. But is this all the fault of Vatican II, and its runaway reforms? Or are wider social, cultural, and moral forces primarily to blame? Catholicism is not the only Christian group to have suffered serious declines since the 1960s. If anything Catholics exhibit higher church attendance, and better retention, than most Protestant churches do. If Vatican II is not the cause of Catholicism's crisis, might it instead be the secret to its comparative success? Mass Exodus is the first serious historical and sociological study of Catholic lapsation and disaffiliation. Drawing on a wide range of theological, historical, and sociological sources, Stephen Bullivant offers a comparative study of secularization across two famously contrasting religious cultures: Britain and the USA.

The Oxford Handbook of Skepticism

The Oxford Handbook of Skepticism
Author: John Greco
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 610
Release: 2008-09-25
ISBN 10: 0195183215
ISBN 13: 9780195183214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Skepticism Book Review:

In the history of philosophical thought, few themes loom as large as skepticism. This text contains articles explaining important kinds of skeptical reasoning, focuses on responses to skeptical arguments, and concentrates on important contemporary issues revolving around skepticism.

Systematic Atheology

Systematic Atheology
Author: John R. Shook
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2017-12-01
ISBN 10: 135162637X
ISBN 13: 9781351626378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Systematic Atheology Book Review:

Atheology is the intellectual effort to understand atheism, defend the reasonableness of unbelief, and support nonbelievers in their encounters with religion. This book presents a historical overview of the development of atheology from ancient thought to the present day. It offers in-depth examinations of four distinctive schools of atheological thought: rationalist atheology, scientific atheology, moral atheology, and civic atheology. John R. Shook shows how a familiarity with atheology’s complex histories, forms, and strategies illuminates the contentious features of today’s atheist and secularist movements, which are just as capable of contesting each other as opposing religion. The result is a book that provides a disciplined and philosophically rigorous examination of atheism’s intellectual strategies for reasoning with theology. Systematic Atheology is an important contribution to the philosophy of religion, religious studies, secular studies, and the sociology and psychology of nonreligion.