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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Atheism in the Ancient World Tim Whitmarsh. 'Sweeping and stimulating . . . as learned as it is intellectually thrilling.” —Tom Holland, New Statesman (London) Wooo * o: - ** o ** A No El A T H E L S M | N T H E A N C | E N T W C R L D ...
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Atheism in the Ancient World Tim Whitmarsh. To the people of Greece in these difficult times Preface This book is about atheists in the ancient world,
Atheism in the Ancient World Tim Whitmarsh. A. Dialogue. THERSANDER: The gods are dead. Their withered bodies lie immolated on the altars of science and reason. The pious are exposed for credulous fools. DIOTIMUS: Nonsense!
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What I found especially fascinating about this book was the fundamental point that he makes about peoples attitudes towards religion. The idea of a single unified faith community is a mirage ..both in ... Read full review
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This is a very good history of ancient Greek society and the role of mythology. It also extends in the peak of the Roman empire. Unfortunately, there is little about the existence or role of atheism ... Read full review
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