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What does Christian atheism mean?

Slavoj Žižek claims to value Christianity’s ‘dissident’ credentials, but his atheist vision of reality rests on assumptions repeatedly challenged by Jesus

27 April 2024

9:00 AM

27 April 2024

9:00 AM

Christian Atheism: How To Be a Real Materialist Slavoj Žižek

Bloomsbury, pp.300, 14.99

Two opposed camps can only have a fruitful debate if they agree on what it is they disagree about. A militant atheist such as Richard Dawkins is right to call out scientific ignorance in some religious settings. But at a deeper level his argument fails, because the deity he rejects is a blown-up thing, not the Creator conceived in classical tradition.

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