God is Back: The Resurgence of Religion

God is Back: The Resurgence of Religion

Ever since the Enlightenment in the 18th century, ‘enlightened’ thinkers have prophesied the end of religion. Modernity would kill God – science would make us sceptical of miracles; technology and psychology would fix all our problems; the changing roles of women would weaken the male dominance of clerics and therefore religion as a whole.The reality […]

By Sheridan VoyseyMonday 3 May 2010Christian LivingReading Time: 1 minute

Ever since the Enlightenment in the 18th century, ‘enlightened’ thinkers have prophesied the end of religion.

Modernity would kill God – science would make us sceptical of miracles; technology and psychology would fix all our problems; the changing roles of women would weaken the male dominance of clerics and therefore religion as a whole.

The reality is, religion is burgeoning around the world. As the title of John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge’s book puts it, God is Back.

Why is God back? Why is religion in all its forms growing, despite the impassioned cries of the modern atheists? John Micklethwait may have some answers.

Listen Now -John Micklethwait editor of The Economist