Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

3. Why Have Researchers Become Interested in Atheism?

Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

Stephen Bullivant [+-]
St Mary’s University, UK
Stephen Bullivant is Professor of Theology and the Sociology of Religion at St Mary’s University, UK. His books include The Oxford Dictionary of Atheism (co-authored with Lois Lee), The Oxford Handbook of Atheism, and The Cambridge History of Atheism (both co- edited with Michael Ruse).

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Up until fifteen years ago, atheism and related topics had received only scant, partial, and rare attention from social scientists. Now there’s a thriving community of researchers, a slew of books and articles, two dedicated journals, regular international conferences, and several five- and six-figure research projects. Why the sudden interest? And why the previous lack of interest? What changed, how, and when?

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Bullivant, Stephen. 3. Why Have Researchers Become Interested in Atheism?. Atheism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 11-14 Oct 2022. ISBN 9781800502376. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43289. Date accessed: 26 Sep 2023 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43289. Oct 2022

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