“I indulge in the Gospel” (A. Maier) Contemporary writers on the question: Does God exist?

For some decades it has been considered a taboo to discuss and write about the question whether or not God exists. Affirmative approaches to the Christian religion have been suspected of being inferior in terms of aesthetics. According to G. Benn it was bad style to become religious. In the course of the past 20 years, however, this taboo has disappeared. Numerous writers have started with new impartiality to write about their own individual religious identification, confession or the question of whether or not God exists. This study aims to document and interpret this phenomenon on a large scale and to comment on a “new religiousity” wich has become evident in our society. We aim to examine the theological and religious-pedagogical challenges caused by this phenomenon. Where lie the chances and boundaries of a reception and adaptation?