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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... 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.
... king Cyrus the Great in 539 BC). This is around the time when we find in Greece the first philosophical articulations of skepticism toward traditional religion, in the writings of Xenophanes of Colophon (ca. 570w 475 BC). But the exact ...
... kings of ˇAhhiyawa,˘ probably a form of ˇAchaea,˘ a name for the Greek mainland that appears in Homer. Indeed, if Homer}s legend of the expedition to Troy has any historical basis, it would have occurred around this time. The Mycenaeans ...
... king of the gods has some kind of program that he is working throughxbut it is not at all clear what it is. Ancient readers had no more idea than we do now. One later writer claimed that the Earth was overpopulated, and so.
Ţú hefur náđ skođunarhámarki fyrir ţessa bók.
Plato and the Atheists
Gods and Kings
With Gods on Our Side
Atheism on Trial