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  • Book reviews 

    Kanckos, Lise; Sillfors, Mikko (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2012)
    Believing in Belonging: Belief & Social Identity in the Modern World by Abby Day is reviewed by Lise Kanckos. Religion and the New Atheism: A Critical Appraisal, edited by Amarnath Amarasingam, is reviewed by Mikko Sillfors.
  • Not so indifferent after all? Self-conscious atheism and the secularisation thesis 

    Bullivant, Stephen (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2012)
    Commenting on the lack of self-conscious atheists in apparently secularised Western European societies, the British sociologist Steve Bruce has argued that strong expressions of unbelief are in fact symptomatic of religious ...
  • Radical atheism and religious power: new atheist politics 

    McAnulla, Stuart (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2012)
    The increased visibility of assertive forms of atheism has provoked much public debate. This article argues that new atheism primarily seeks to contest what it considers to be the unjustifiably powerful role of religion ...
  • Atheism as culture and condition: Nietzschean reflections on the contemporary invisibility of profound godlessness 

    Mattias, Martinson (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2012)
    In this paper I focus on a difficulty in our contemporary discourse about atheism. My rough thesis is that certain important problems stem from the fact that contemporary culture at large is already fine tuned with many ...
  • Dialectics or politics? Atheism and the return to religion 

    Hyman, Gavin (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2012)
    Much scholarly attention has been given to the vast differences in understandings of theism throughout the history of the theological tradition. Rather less attention has been given to differences in understandings of ...
  • Religion and atheism from a gender perspective 

    Mahlamäki, Tiina (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2012)
    In August 2010 the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE, summarising the results of the World Values 2005 survey, released them under the headline ‘Religion is a women’s issue’. Is atheism and secularity then, by contrast, an ...
  • The Russian Orthodox Church and atheism 

    Laitila, Teuvo (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2012)
    After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the religious tide in Russia has been quick to rise. During the Soviet era, religion – particularly Orthodox Christianity and Islam – was considered to be one of the ‘enemies ...
  • Neuer Atheismus: New Atheism in Germany 

    Zenk, Thomas (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2012)
    Matthias Knutzen (born 1646 – died after 1674) was the first author we know of who self-identified as an atheist (Schröder 2010: 8). Before this, the term had solely been used pejoratively to label others. While Knutzen ...
  • More visible but limited in its popularity: atheism (and atheists) in Finland 

    Taira, Teemu (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2012)
    This paper argues that atheism has become more visible in Finland, but it is a relatively unpopular identity position. The relatively low popularity of atheism is partly explained by the connection between Lutheranism and ...
  • Contrasting irreligious orientation: atheism and secularity in the USA and Scandinavia 

    Zuckerman, Phil (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2012)
    Atheism and secularity are not static, fixed orientations. Rather, atheism and secularity are contoured, malleable, and deeply shaped by cultural and social forces. A clear example of the degree to which atheism and ...
  • Belief and unbelief: two sides of a coin 

    Davie, Grace (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2012)
    In what follows I build on to previous writing relating to the nature of religion (including religious belief) in modern Europe and the factors that must be taken into account if this is to be properly understood (Davie ...
  • Editorial. The new visibility of atheism in Europe 

    Illman, Ruth; Taira, Teemu (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2012)
    The current issue of Approaching Religion, which opens the second volume of this e-journal, consists of papers, reviews and reflections originating from a roundtable seminar held at the Donner Institute in January 2012. ...