That is the premise of "An Atheist and a Christian Walk into a Bar: Talking about God, the Universe, and Everything", a friendly, straightforward, and rigorous dialogue between Christian theologian Randal Rauser (who is a Professor of Historical Theology at Taylor Seminary in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) and atheist Justin Schieber (the founder and host of Real Atheology
, a Youtube channel dedicated to presenting issues in contemporary philosophy of religion in easy-to-follow videos).
Bataille christens this experience, together with its accompanying reflection, with the name of "atheology
," and presents its fundamental idea as follows: "God is an effect of un-knowing.
Thacker E (2009) The shadows of atheology
: Epidemics, power and life after Foucault.
What Nancy calls an atheology
(atheologie), a term he borrows and adapts from Georges Batailles philosophical lexicon, binds these mysteries together (74).
Although O'Connor clearly intends us to question Hazel's atheology
, I think we are also meant to recognize its integrity in refusing all the polluted varieties of religious experience to which Hazel has been exposed.
Among specific topics are the ascesis of thought, his atheology
, the influence of St.
And yet, within this most emphatic gesture of "bare life," there is a disclosing of the fundamental truth of how we might begin to live beyond the marks of an anthropological machinery made upon our bodies, something which Agamben's profaned theology (his "atheology
") seems keen to indicate.
Foster, a prolific author, barrister, and University of Oxford tutor, begins and ends The Sacred Journey, his atheology
of pilgrimage,a with apologies to his readers.
In 'Natural Theology and Naturalist Atheology
: Plantinga's Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism', Ernest Sosa discusses Plantinga's famous argument that if one believes that one is the product of random evolutionary forces then one should not trust one's cognitive faculties since one has no reason to trust them: the random evolutionary forces are unlikely to have made them reliable.
What emerges from these words is a poetic atheology
characterized by, to use Agamben's own words, "un sonnambolico rovinare di divino e di umano verso una zona incerta e senza piu soggetto appiattita sul trascendentale" (Caproni, Res amissa 12).
No salvation, no hope, no authority (in other words, no God) other than the experience itself, and no knowledge: Bataille's "new theology," which he calls atheology
, stands in direct opposition to Gibson's traditionalist Roman Catholicism (cf.