The New Atheism: Its Virtues and its Vices
Version of Record online: 12 JUL 2010
© 2010 The Author. New Blackfriars © 2010 The Dominican Society.
Volume 92, Issue 1037, pages 18–34, January 2011
How to Cite
Davies, B. (2011), The New Atheism: Its Virtues and its Vices. New Blackfriars, 92: 18–34. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-2005.2010.01375.x
- Issue online: 2 DEC 2010
- Version of Record online: 12 JUL 2010
What follows is the text of the 2010 Aquinas Lecture delivered at the church of St Vincent Ferrer, New York. The lecture indicates what makes the so-called new atheism new. It then offers some defense and critique of three authors: Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens. The chief criticism leveled against them is that their dismissal of theism is based on an ignorance of classical theistic thinking and the mistaken impression that ‘theism’ and ‘creationism’ are equivalent.