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At the Origins of Modern Atheism
Michael J. Buckley traces the argument that informed the rise of modern atheism, finding that this unprecedented denial of God developed out of the very strategies employed to counter it.
Paperback, 253 pages
Published August 29th 1990 by Yale University Press
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In attempting to answer the illusory question "What is modern atheism?", intellectual historian Michael Buckley takes the reader through a whirlwind tour of the theological, philosophical, and scientific developments of the 17th century in which the transition between the Medieval and Modern eras were really effected. For Buckley, the roots of the dialectic of atheism began with the decision of a certain Leonard Leys, Lessius in Latin, who, instead of addressing the problem of those who were ...more
Monsignor Michael Buckley, born in Cork, Ireland in 1924, devotes his life to working for peace and Christian Unity. He was Director of the first Christian Unity and Pastoral Centre established in England in 1966, was appointed as the English representative of the Vatican, founded the El Shaddai Community for Inner Healing in 1983, and was Religious Advisor to Yorkshire Television from 1968 to ...moreMore about Michael Buckley...