Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

12. Are There Atheistic Religions?

Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

Teemu Taira [+-]
University of Helsinki
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Teemu Taira is Senior Lecturer in the Study of Religion, University of Helsinki. His publications include Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred (Ashgate 2013, co-authored with Kim Knott & Elizabeth Poole), Taking ‘Religion’ Seriously: Essays on the Discursive Study of Religion (Brill 2022) and more than 70 articles in journals and edited volumes.


This chapter discusses whether the concept of atheistic religion makes sense and in what conditions. It suggests that the question about atheistic religions raises another, perhaps more interesting question: “What is at stake when people make claims about some religion being atheistic?”

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Taira, Teemu. 12. Are There Atheistic Religions?. Atheism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 44-47 Oct 2022. ISBN 9781800502376. Date accessed: 14 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43298. Oct 2022

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