eBook Theism and Atheism in a Post-Secular Age, 1st Edition

  • Morteza Hashemi
  • Published By: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN-10: 3319549480
  • ISBN-13: 9783319549484
  • DDC: 211.3
  • 250 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released June 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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This book examines the post-secular idea of religion for non-believers. The new form of unbelief which is dubbed as tourist atheism<\Q> is not based on absolute rejection of religion as a dangerous illusion or mere prejudice. Tourist atheists instead consider religion as a cultural heritage and a way of seeking perfection. What are the origins of these new forms of atheism? What are the implications of the emergence of a type of atheism which is more open toward religious teachings, rituals, arts, and world views? The author argues that public intellectuals must consider that it is a sign of a post-secular age in which believers and non-believers go beyond mere tolerance and engage in a creative process of co-practice and co-working.<\P>