Atheism: The Varieties of Non-Religious Experience

Some people find it incredible their otherwise intelligent friends believe in a God, a Virgin Birth or the Resurrection of Christ. Others find it incredible that their otherwise intelligent friends can deny the existence of a Creator and fail to see the Bible as divine revelation. In a new book called Atheism in Our Time (Macmillan; $5), Father Ignace Lepp, 53, who goes on the assumption that "neither belief nor unbelief can be adequately explained by bad faith," undertakes to define the varieties of modern unbelief.

Although he is now a Roman...

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