Jesus, Hitler and the Abolition of God
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This series has argued that the origins of modern secularism lie in the age of the Renaissance. This last lecture will track that legacy down to the present. From Tom Paine through Bakunin to modern humanism and anti-Nazism, religion has not collapsed intellectually. Instead, religious impulses – defiance of unwelcome moral authority, the quest for ever-deeper truths, a readiness to judge churches by their own standards – have given our age a profoundly secular ethic with deeply religious roots.
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