A new particular phenomenon which is gaining ground today has been identified by some scholars as a «New atheism», using a sort of neologism. This definition may be added to the maelstrom of neologisms and, as such, is likely to be easily emphasized and rapidly abandoned. In order to avoid the all too easy eclipse of an idea that has an interesting meaning, the article proposes an essential analysis of the words new-atheism to highlight the possibilities this definition includes and, most of all, to accept the provocation of a new cultural phenomenon characterizing the present post-modern situation. The purpose of the analysis is not to provide a rigid definition, but rather to propose some ideas for a reflection that may be useful to show a way for dialogue and evangelization.

(author: Francesco Testaferri)

Summary ed.30 (II/2011)