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Nieuwe, zeer interessante cijfers over de Amerikaanse religiositeit: “nones” en (religieus) atheïsme

De laatste cijfers van het Pew Research Center laat een verrassende trend zien, zo werd vandaag bekend gemaakt. De enquête was al in december 2017 afgenomen, en laat zien dat de religiositeit van de Amerikanen zeer dynamisch is. Een van de meest interessante vindingen betreft de zogenaamde nones – degenen die op vragenlijsten invullen dat…

Nieuw godsdienstfilosofisch boek! Gary Gutting, “Over God: Filosofen spreken zich uit over religieus geloof”.

Tot mijn grote verrassing vond ik vanochtend in mijn brievenbus mijn twee ‘vertalersexemplaren’ van het boek van Gary Gutting, Over God: Filosofen spreken zich uit over religieus geloof dat binnenkort verschijnt. Ik ben in de eerste maanden van 2017 hard bezig geweest om dit boek uit het Engels te vertalen voor Amsterdam University Press. Een…

Introducing my new research project: A philosophical and theological exploration of ‘religious atheism’ and ‘religious naturalism’

Via my LinkedIn-account I already announced that from February 1, 2015, I have a new halftime position, as a researcher at the Dominican Study Centre for Theology and Society in Amsterdam (see http://dsts.nl). It’s a position for one year, and I intend to do a lot in that time. The project that I will be…

The manager, the ego, and the spiritual life

Harassed business executives and bank managers resort, in their spare time, to yoga and transcendental meditation. This provides them with periodic “trips” which lack the harmful side-effects of alcohol or drugs; it gets their passions under control, eases nervous tension and reduces the risk of ulcers. But does it necessarily lead to profound inner change…

My Oxford-lecture on: Why is special divine action a "problem"?

A while ago I was invited by Andrew Pincent of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at Oxford University to give a lecture on how I see the problem of special divine action, especially on the way divine action is dealt with in the field of science and religion. As many know, I…

Jesse Bering: “The God Instinct” (Part 1)

A while ago, I read Jesse Bering’s The God Instinct (which is the British title, in the US the book was published as The Belief Instinct). It’s a highly stimulating book and one of the more interesting contributions to both the science and religion debate as well as the debate concerning atheism. I published my…

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