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How Should Atheism Be Taught?

posted on February 7, 2018

The Atlantic’s Isabel Fattal reports that the study of atheism is growing in academia. In 2016, a donor endowed the first college chair for the study of atheism and secularism at the University of Miami. Fattal interviews Leigh Schmidt, an expert on atheism and a faculty member at the Danforth Center on Religion & Politics, which publishes this journal. Fattal writes, “According to Schmidt, the Washington University historian, the growing number of religiously disaffiliated Americans ‘provides a background where it is a little bit easier for a university to accept money for a chair with the word atheism in the title.’ Such an initiative, he said, ‘would have been a much harder sell’ 50 or 60 years ago.”

Read at The Atlantic