The return to religion has arguably become the dominant theme of contemporary culture. Somehow, the secular age seems to have been replaced by a new era where political action flows directly from theological, indeed cosmic, conflict. The Faith of the Faithless lays out the philosophical and political framework of this idea and seeks to find a way beyond it. Should we defend a version of secularism or quietly accept the slide into theism? Or is there another way?
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About the Author
Simon Critchley is the Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School of Social Research in New York. He is the author of Infinitely Demanding, Ethics–Politics–Subjectivity and The Book of Dead Philosophers. He is a frequent contributor to the philosophy column in the New York Times.