Theism and Atheism in a Post-Secular Age

  • Morteza Hashemi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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  3. Prometheanism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
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  4. Pilgrim and Tourist Atheism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-98
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  5. Beyond Prometheanism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-168
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 227-250

About this book


This book examines the post-secular idea of ‘religion for non-believers’. The new form of unbelief which is dubbed as ‘tourist atheism’ is not based on absolute rejection of religion as a ‘dangerous illusion’ or ‘mere prejudice’.  Tourist atheists instead consider religion as a cultural heritage and a way of seeking perfection. What are the origins of these new forms of atheism? What are the implications of the emergence of a type of atheism which is more open toward religious teachings, rituals, arts, and world views? Hashemi argues that public intellectuals must consider that it is a sign of a post-secular age in which believers and non-believers go beyond mere tolerance and engage in a creative process of co-practice and co-working.


religion modernisation dichotomy secularisation Prometheanism tourist atheism faith univocity homo ludens

Authors and affiliations

  • Morteza Hashemi
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Warwick CoventryUnited Kingdom

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