The Meaning of Belief? A Critical Religious Studies take on yet another Atheist Manifesto

I was recently asked to review Tim Crane’s The Meaning of Belief: Religion from an Atheist’s Point of View… 

I wrote the review… but then thought, why not do a video review as well. Here it is, in all it’s glory. In short, as a contribution to the a-/theism debate this book is certainly much more generous in spirit than many others and might provide a constructive entry-point for those who are tired of the shouting match. This book will undoubtedly help those invested in this debate in ‘understanding the views of the other’ (193) – but it is, unsurprisingly, highly problematic from the perspective of the critical study of ‘religion’.

Enjoy…

 

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About Chris

Scholar of religion/Nonreligion... Research Fellow (Edinburgh University). (Northern) Irish, living in Scotland. Social Justice. Singing. Green Politics. Polyamory. Critical Theory. Acting. LGBT Activism. (Musical) Theatre. Co-founder of The Religious Studies Project. Honorary Treasurer of the British Association for the Study of Religions. Co-director at the Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network.

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