Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

16. What Is Christian Atheism?

Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

Gavin Hyman [+-]
University of Lancaster
Gavin Hyman is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, University of Lancaster, UK. He has written widely on atheism and on the philosophy of religion more generally, including A Short History of Atheism (2010).

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Atheism in Five Minutes offers insights into a number of commonly held questions about the ideas, practices and attitudes concerning atheism and atheists. The volume highlights approaches based on the study of religion, sociology, history, anthropology, politics and psychology. It also examines the implications and assumptions in common questions about atheism. Ideal for both classroom use and personal study, some of the questions asked include: Are atheists immoral? Are children born atheist? Do atheists have rituals? How has atheism related to politics? Why do some atheists remain members of religious groups? Is it difficult to be an atheist in Muslim countries? Do atheist parents have atheist children? Why are there so few black atheists? What are the most atheistic societies? Has the Internet made atheism more popular? Each essay is based on the latest research written by a leading scholar in the field. They offer concise and thoughtful answers along with suggestions for further reading.

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Hyman, Gavin. 16. What Is Christian Atheism?. Atheism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Sep 2022. ISBN 9780000000000. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43302. Date accessed: 22 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43302. Sep 2022

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