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The New Testament and the New Atheism

Lee, Dorothy (2013) The New Testament and the New Atheism. Theology, 116 (3). pp. 169-176. ISSN 0040-57IX

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    Abstract

    The New Testament may not seem to have a direct bearing on atheism, but nonetheless it can provide a serious, if implicit, challenge to its claims and conclusions. Both the new atheism and the New Testament offer meta-narratives: coherent accounts of the world in its origins, destiny, and ultimate meaning. What the New Testament presents, through core symbols such as the kingdom of God in Mark and the incarnation in John, are examples of God’s radical engagement with the world from beginning to end, an engagement that has Jesus Christ as its centre and source of its eschatological hope.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Published Version
    Keywords (separated by commas): New Testament, atheism, meta-narrative, theism, kingdom, incarnation, cosmic, suffering, death
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
    Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): B - New Testament
    Association with University of Divinity: UFT-TCTS: United Faculty of Theology - Trinity College Theological School
    Depositing User: Prof D.A. Lee
    Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2014 12:05
    Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 14:44
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1519

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