In recent years religious fundamentalism and disputes over the relationship between faith and science have provoked a wave of publications known collectively as “the new atheism.” Following the Second Vatican Council’s observation that “believers can have more than a little to do with the rise of atheism,” the editors have asked five prominent theologians to explore which expressions of contemporary Christianity supply what the council called “the secret motives” of atheism. We also asked our experts to reflect on how Christians might respond to both the legitimate criticisms offered by the new atheism and the distortions of faith found within it.
"Catholicism and the New Atheism," Richard Gaillardetz
"True Believers," John F. Haught
"An Evangelical Moment?" Richard J. Mouw
"Called to Love," Stephen J. Pope
"The Madman and the Crowd," Michael J. Buckley