Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Seven Types of Atheism by John Gray

Seven Types of Atheism by John Gray Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/common-knowledge/article-pdf/27/1/106/867396/0270106.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 30 March 2022 John Gray, Seven Types of Atheism (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018), 176 pp. I have always appreciated the determination of Common Knowledge to provoke and keep conversations going, in part by mixing things up a bit, finding unusual reviewers for already well- known books. Asking a Jesuit such as myself to review Gray’s book on atheism is perhaps one more instance of this instinct for the inter - esting and provocative. Jesuits, after all, have long had a stake in thinking about atheism, and from a decidedly faith- based perspective. The history would take us back over the centuries, but it was only a little more than fifty years ago that Pope Paul VI newly entrusted to the Jesuits the task of responding to modern atheism. In 1987, Michael J. Buckley, SJ, published his magisterial At the Origins of Modern Atheism. Not that I t t fi he profile very well. Though a theologian, I am more specic fi ally a comparative theologian, whose work is all about faith seek - ing understanding across religious borders. I am a scholar of Indian religions, particularly the premodern http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Common Knowledge Duke University Press

Seven Types of Atheism by John Gray

Common Knowledge , Volume 27 (1) – Jan 1, 2021

Loading next page...
 
/lp/duke-university-press/seven-types-of-atheism-by-john-gray-uOhAv2nQ1y
Copyright
Copyright © 2021 Duke University Press
ISSN
0961-754X
eISSN
1538-4578
DOI
10.1215/0961754x-8723105
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/common-knowledge/article-pdf/27/1/106/867396/0270106.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 30 March 2022 John Gray, Seven Types of Atheism (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018), 176 pp. I have always appreciated the determination of Common Knowledge to provoke and keep conversations going, in part by mixing things up a bit, finding unusual reviewers for already well- known books. Asking a Jesuit such as myself to review Gray’s book on atheism is perhaps one more instance of this instinct for the inter - esting and provocative. Jesuits, after all, have long had a stake in thinking about atheism, and from a decidedly faith- based perspective. The history would take us back over the centuries, but it was only a little more than fifty years ago that Pope Paul VI newly entrusted to the Jesuits the task of responding to modern atheism. In 1987, Michael J. Buckley, SJ, published his magisterial At the Origins of Modern Atheism. Not that I t t fi he profile very well. Though a theologian, I am more specic fi ally a comparative theologian, whose work is all about faith seek - ing understanding across religious borders. I am a scholar of Indian religions, particularly the premodern

Journal

Common KnowledgeDuke University Press

Published: Jan 1, 2021

There are no references for this article.