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No. 1 2008Theme: Religion makes a comeback


Religion and public reason

A contemporary debate.

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Religious Dynamics

At the limits of reason | The fact that religion has been used to oppress and terrorise people should not stand in the way of its positive qualities. Religion offers a dynamic relationship with other people and the universe. And it defends the values of human beings as subjects against their objectification by science and their instrumentalisation by society.

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The Return of Religion

There are two reasons why people start shouting at their opponents: one is that they think the opponent is so strong that every weapon must be used against him; the other is that they think their own case so weak that it has to be fortified by noise.

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Editor's Column

God's Comeback

When the rejection of traditions has become the norm in academic and cultural life, many people turn to religion-not just for theological reasons, but to re-connect with their history.

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The New Atheism

Radical unbelief | Anti-religious books are on the bestseller lists, and new atheists' critique has become part of the media circus. The risk is that it will lead to simplification and polarisation, even encouraging religious fanaticism. This is the view of Gordon Lynch, Professor of Sociology of Religion at Birkbeck College, London.

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NR 1 2008

Axess Magasin

Är en tidskrift inom området humaniora/samhällsvetenskap och utges av Axess Publishing AB. Tidskriftens målsättning är att fungera som en knutpunkt mellan den akademiska och den publicistiska sfären.


Chefredaktör: PJ Anders Linder
Redaktörer: David Andersson, Mats Wiklund, Jan Söderqvist.
Redaktionssekreterare: Katarina O’Nils Franke
Redaktionsråd: Peter Elmlund, Thomas Gür, Peter Luthersson, Nathan Shachar, Louise Belfrage
Ansvarig utgivare: Peter Elmlund


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