Christians who feel besieged by the atheist onslaught in recent years would do well to know their history.
Quote from Skepticism, Agnosticism and Atheism: A Brief History of Unbelief
by M. Z. Hemingway in Modern Reformation.
This article is only one of many in this months issue of Modern Reformation on "The New Atheism". For a list of all the articles, see HERE.
Here's a description the magazine provides:
In this issue of Modern Reformation, we set out to give you the tools you need to understand and interact with the so-called "New Atheism" that is flexing its muscles in our post-Christian societies. First up, our resident journalist Mollie Z. Hemingway traces the contours of atheism through the history of philosophy and spirituality. Next, Lutheran theologian Adam Francisco brings us up to date by introducing us to the primary proponents of the New Atheism: Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, and Daniel Dennett. Then trial lawyer and apologist Craig Parton discusses the intellectual arguments atheists use to prove their point; Scottish Presbyterian pastor and apologist David Robertson takes us through his recent response to Richard Dawkins and shows us how to counter the arguments that they use against Christianity; and our editor-in-chief Michael Horton finishes up the issue by showing how our own versions of Christianity can short-circuit our apologetics and evangelism.