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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... 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 ALFRED A. KNOPF * o. Front Cover.
... intellectual in Athens at the end of the 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 ...
... intellectual reasonsxthat is, because it behooves us to understand the past as fully as we canxbut also on moral, indeed political grounds. History confers authority and legitimacy. This is why authoritarian states seek to deny it to ...
... the classical world did not happen overnight, nor was it a uniform process. There were many different varieties of Christianity, each with its own (conflicted) relationship to the Greek intellectual tradition that preceded it. Even.
Atheism in the Ancient World Tim Whitmarsh. relationship to the Greek intellectual tradition that preceded it. Even so, despite this fluidity, the Christian Empire did change things fundamentally. Christianity marked the end of a long ...
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