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Atheism from the Reformation to the Enlightenment

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The rise of atheism and unbelief is a key feature in the development of the modern world, yet it is a topic which has been little explored by historians. This book presents a series of studies of irreligious ideas in various parts of Europe during the two centuries following the Reformation. Atheism was illegal everywhere. The word itself first entered the vernacular langu ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 3rd 1992 by OUP Oxford
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Wayne
Apr 18, 2012 Wayne marked it as to-read

Atheism is far older than Christianity.

People's minds have always been inclined to rebel against
the idea of "gods", "fairies", "leprechauns" and even "Santa Claus"
as much as they have against Hume's teapot circling the earth.
None of these or some will resonate with you as
preposterous,
overimaginative
or highly likely.
Now why is that?????
Why discriminate ??
Is it need?
Or prejudice?
Or reason?

Many Ancient Greeks could not swallow their Pantheon of Gods,
Even though the Pantheon served a purpose it
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