Tuesday, July 9, 2013

"the God in whom the nineteenth and twentieth centuries came to disbelieve had been invented only in the seventeenth century."

     Alasdair MacIntyre and Paul Ricoeur, The religious significance of atheism, Bampton lectures in America 18 (New York:  Columbia University Press, 1969), 14.  Hat tip:  Matthew Milliner, on Facebook (without a citation), 9 July 2013.
     Though MacIntyre and Ricoeur could be adjudged a few centuries too tardy, this would certainly fit with the findings of Michael J. Buckley in 1987 and 2004.

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