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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... fifth century BC, did not take place. But it could have done. All of the ideas in it are to be found in ancient Greek sources. If the terms of the debate seem arrestingly modern, that is no coincidence. We are still, in the twenty-first ...
... century they built a capital on a northeastern coastal spur of what is now Tunisia, just across the sea from Sicily ... fifth-century historian, the Athenians are said to have rejected out of hand an alliance with the Persians against ...
... fifth century AD, the Christian Church found itself locked in a battle between ˇmonophysites˘ (who believed that Christ}s human and divine aspects were fully integrated) and ˇdyophysites˘ (who thought he had distinct human and divine ...
... fifth century BC, wrote that ˇHomer and Hesiod were the first to compose accounts of the origins of the gods, and give the gods their epithets, to allot them their several offices and occupations, and describe their forms.˘ These texts ...
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