Secularization Part 2 : The debate/Christianity and Secularization

What your Christianity syllabus says… 4.2 Secularisation (2) Religion in today’s society, declining numbers, the role of the Church in formal worship and in modern life and the strengths, weaknesses and impact of the teachings of popular atheists. The rise of New Religious Movements and definitions of ‘spiritual’ and ‘religious’. Disillusionment with some aspects of …

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Secularization Part 1: The New Atheism

Possible examination question: Explore the arguments of modern atheists, including Richard Dawkins and evaluate the impact of these views and the responses to them. These notes can be used for section 4.2 of your Christianity syllabus (on secularization) and 5.1(b) of your Philosophy syllabus (alternative explanations for religious beliefs). Introduction The term ‘secularization’ refers to …

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