In Bulwarks of Unbelief, Joseph Minich argues that a felt absence of God, as experienced by the modern individual, offers a better explanation for the rise in atheism. Recent technological and cultural shifts in the modern West have produced a perceived challenge to God’s existence. Andrew, Alastair, and Derek jump right to the heart of the matter and ask some very penetrating and practical questions about Minich’s thesis.
Bulwarks of Unbelief: Atheism and Divine Absence in a Secular Age, by Joseph Minich
A Secular Age, by Charles Taylor
In the Beauty of the Lilies, John Updike
The Religious Sense, by Luigi Giussani
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