Atheism in contemporary Theology

Paul Ricoeur: the Religious significance of Atheism Alasdair MacIntyre and Paul Ricoeur
(Columbia University: NY 1969)

Paul Ricoeur, 'On consolation'

Atheism must mean the destruction of the moral God not only as the ultimate source of accusation but as the ultimate source of protection, as Providence. But if atheism is to have any religious significance, the death of the providential God should point toward a new faith, a tragic faith which would be to classical metaphysics what the faith of Job was to the archaic law of retribution professed by his pious friends.

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