After Atheism: New Perspectives on God and Religion

Angels at Mamre (Holy Trinity) by Andrei Rublev

Public discussion of religion tends to polarize between two extremes: religious fundamentalism, and the aggressive atheism of such writers as Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens. But much of what people actually believe falls somewhere in between. It is subtler and more tentative. David Cayley explores the work of five thinkers whose recent books have charted new paths for religion.

(The links below lead to introductory pages, with options to listen or download the program, as well as links to additional resources.)

  1. Richard Kearney (Anatheism: Returning to God After God)
  2. John Caputo (The Weakness of God)
  3. William Cavanaugh (Migrations of the Holy:
  4. God, State and the Political Meaning of the Church)
    1. James Carse (The Religious Case Against Belief)
    2. Roger Lundin (Believing Again: Doubt and Faith in a Secular Age).

This series was originally broadcast on the CBC Radio Canada program Ideas,

from Monday, April 30 - Friday, May 4 2012.