Atheisms & Theologies - Homepage

The aim of this website is to help visitors learn about varieties of atheism–older “classic atheism,” so-called “new atheism” of recent years, and theologically inspired forms of atheism–and to understand the various theological responses to atheism. Questions of particular importance are: (1) How strong are traditional and new atheistic arguments? (2) Where does or should theology stand in relation to the arguments of atheism? (3) What are the origins of modern atheism? (4) Should postmodern mystical theologies and iconoclastic anti-anthropomorphic theologies that reject a determinate divine being be considered atheistic? If so how does this sort of atheism relate to other types?

Reviews of Books and Articles

These are brief reviews of an extremely diverse array of books and articles related to atheisms and theologies. The reviews have been produced by Boston University graduate students.

Interpretative Research Essays

These are research papers aiming to make a contribution to the scholarly community's attempts to construct a comprehensive interpretation of varieties of atheism and theological responses to atheism. The research essays have been produced by Boston University graduate students.

Bibliographies

There are lists of books and articles introducing various aspects of atheism, theological responses to atheism, and theologically inspired forms of atheism.

Response Pieces

This is a collection of responses to literary pieces about atheism. Most are excerpts compiled in Christopher Hitchens, ed., The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever (Da Capo Press, 2007).

Course Syllabi

This is a collection of syllabi on various aspects of atheism and theological responses to atheism. Syllabi are welcome; please email the contact address.

Web Links

This is a compilation of reviews of sites from all over the World Wide Web related (more or sometimes less) to atheisms and theologies.

Popular Culture

This is a collection of reviews of novels, movies, and other popular-culture items that centrally feature atheism or theological responses to atheism.