The inaugural issue of Secularism and Nonreligion is out. Noel D. Johnson and Mark Koyama (George Mason): Legal Centralization and the Birth of the Secular State. Living without an afterlife: Doug Muder on a humanist approach to death. Brian Vroman on a problem for apologists: Is the proposition "From Nothing, Nothing Comes" analytic or synthetic? Dear atheists: Francis Spufford issues a challenge to non-believers. Paula Findlen reviews The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society by Brad S. Gregory (and more). Can political theology save secularism? David Sessions reviews Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion by Alain de Botton and The Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in Political Theology by Simon Critchley. Razib Khan on conservatism for seculars. Jose can say so: Jose Canseco on how religions are cults. Modern secularists often paint a naive view of the medieval church — the reality was far more complex. Robert N. McCauley on his book Why Religion is Natural and Science is Not. Atheist philosopher Maarten Boudry pulls Sokal-style hoax on theology conference. Jacques Berlinerblau on how secularism is about separating church and state, not disbelief — mixing it up with atheism serves only the right.

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