Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 10. nóv. 2015 - 304 síđur
How new is atheism? Although adherents and opponents alike today present it as an invention of the European Enlightenment, when the forces of science and secularism broadly challenged those of faith, disbelief in the gods, in fact, originated in a far more remote past. In Battling the Gods, Tim Whitmarsh journeys into the ancient Mediterranean, a world almost unimaginably different from our own, to recover the stories and voices of those who first refused the divinities.
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... Christianity and atheism. I. Title. BL2747.3.W45 2015 200.938xdc23 2015005799 eBook ISBNg 9780307958334 Cover design by Oliver Munday Cover image: Marble bust of Apollo. Regent Antiques, London, UK v4.1_r1 ep Contents Cover Also by Tim ...
... 10: Gods and Kings Chapter 11: Philosophical Atheism Chapter 12: Epicurus Theomakhos Part Four: Rome Chapter 13: With Gods on Our Side Chapter 14: Virtual Networks Chapter 15: Imagine Chapter 16: Christians, Heretics, and Other Atheists.
Atheism in the Ancient World Tim Whitmarsh. Chapter 15: Imagine Chapter 16: Christians, Heretics, and Other Atheists Acknowledgments Notes A Note About the Author To the people of Greece in these difficult times Preface.
... Christianity (and hence to legitimate the missionary project); they were, however, already seeded in the religious revolutions of late antiquity.2 The notion that a human is an essentially religious being, however, is no more cogent ...
... Christian Europe, arguing that the idea of a single, unified faith community is a mirage: there was ˇa spectrum of faith, belief and unbelief.˘ If we shift our attention away from ecclesiastical texts, which are specifically designed to ...
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