Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

21. Is Atheism a Religion, Belief-System or a World View?

Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

Paul-Francois Tremlett [+-]
Open University
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Paul-François Tremlett is a senior lecturer in religious studies at the Open University. His research interests include classical and contemporary anthropological and sociological theories of religion and the broad constitution of religion as a site of study in societies experiencing rapid social change. He is the author of Towards a New Theory of Religion and Social Change: Sovereignties and Disruptions (Bloomsbury 2021) and co-edited Ritual and Democracy: Protests, Publics and Performances (Equinox, 2020). He also co-edits the Bloomsbury Series ‘Religion, Space and Place’.

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In this chapter, the question 'Is Atheism a Religion, Belief-System or a Worldview?' is treated as a thought experiment conducted to enable critical reflection upon the word “atheism” through juxtaposition with other terms, rather than as an opportunity for delineating boundaries and definitions.

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Tremlett, Paul-Francois. 21. Is Atheism a Religion, Belief-System or a World View?. Atheism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 79-82 Oct 2022. ISBN 9781800502376. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43307. Date accessed: 25 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43307. Oct 2022

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