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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... Plato and the Atheists Part Three: The Hellenistic Era Chapter 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 ...
... Plato imagines a believer chastising an atheist: ˇYou and your friends are not the first to have held this view about the gods! There are always those who suffer from this illness, in greater or lesser numbers.˘ We may balk at his ...
... Plato rightly says) exists throughout history. A thoughtful study by John Arnold of Birkbeck College in the University of London, for instance, has explored the position of the ˇunbelievers˘ in medieval Christian Europe, arguing that ...
... Plato}s dialogue of the same name), but their aim was to thrill, inspire, and instruct, not to fill their audiences with a sense of the godhead. Relative to Israel and other cultures of the ancient Near East, Greece handled its national ...
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Plato and the Atheists
Gods and Kings
With Gods on Our Side
Atheism on Trial