Less than half of people in the UK now identify as Christian, according to the 2023 census. Did this decline begin with the age of New Atheism? In the latest episode of Into the Truth, we speak to Justin Brierley, author of “The Surprising Rebirth of Belief in God: Why New Atheism Grew Old and Secular Thinkers Are Considering Christianity”. Brierley discusses the rise of New Atheism – why did it happen and why did it have such a wide effect? He also shares his optimism about people rethinking Christianity, the impact of secular cultural commentators, including Jordan Peterson and Tom Holland, and the meaning crisis.
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