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Atheism and Belief

Philip Dodd discusses the nature of religious belief with Terry Eagleton, Peter Watson, Roger Scruton and Elaine Storkey.

Nietzsche declared that 'God is dead' in 1882, but he also argued that there would still be places where humankind would look for God's shadow for a long time to come.
Two books published this month include the idea of "the death of God" in their titles: Terry Eagleton's 'Culture And The Death Of God' and Peter Watson's 'The Age Of Nothing: How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God'.
Both authors join Philip Dodd to discuss what 'the death of God' could mean, along with theologian ELaine Storkey and Roger Scruton, whose forthcoming book 'The Soul Of The World' discusses how we can make sense of ideas of 'the sacred' in the modern world.

Producer: Luke Mulhall.

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45 minutes


  • Terry Eagleton

    Philip Dodd talks to Terry Eagleton about his new book Culture and the Death of God

    Duration: 15:00

  • Death of God

    Peter Watson, Elaine Storkey and Roger Scruton discuss what 'the death of God' could mean

    Duration: 23:11

  • Stuart Hall

    Terry Eagleton remembers Stuart Hall

    Duration: 05:29

Peter Watson

Peter Watson

"The Age of Nothing. How we have sought to live since the death of God" written by Peter Watson will be published on 13th February 2014.


Image Credit: Bert Hulsemans

Roger Scruton

Roger Scruton

"The Soul of the World" written by Roger Scruton will be published in April 2014.


Image Credit:  Pete Helme



Terry Eagleton

Terry Eagleton

Terry Eagleton's book "Culture and the Death of God" was published on 4th February 2014.


Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Terry Eagleton
Interviewed Guest Peter Watson
Presenter Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest Elaine Storkey
Interviewed Guest Roger Scruton
Producer Luke Mulhall


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