The New Atheism
by Justin Chiarot
Americans love trends. We love to be “in the loop”, “cutting edge”, and “progressive.” Unfortunately these trends are not quarantined to the worlds of design, technology and pop-culture. Intellectual ideas ebb and flow in and out of style with as much regularity as fashion trends. In this course, we deal with one of todays most stylish of intellectual trends: Atheism. In a n age of reinvigorated and aggressive atheism or even anti-theism, Christians must not only know the arguments of these "New Atheists", but they must also be able to critique and respond to them. In this course we consider the basic presuppositions behind their arguments and look at the writings of some of the major proponents of this new yet same old trend.