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The Atheist's Bible: The Most Dangerous Book That Never Existed

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Like a lot of good stories, this one begins with a rumor: in 1239, Pope Gregory IX accused Frederick II, the Holy Roman Emperor, of heresy. Without disclosing evidence of any kind, Gregory announced that Frederick had written a supremely blasphemous book—De tribus impostoribus, or the Treatise of the Three Impostors—in which Frederick denounced Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad a ...more
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published October 12th 2012 by University Of Chicago Press
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Tom Meyer
Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Like its subject, this book is both fascinating and frustrating.

It is a history of an anonymous, atheistic manuscript called "The Three Impostors," alleged to have been written in the 14th Century, that accused Moses, Jesus, and Mohammad equally of being frauds. Despite the fact that no one had ever seen a copy of it -- because none actually existed -- scores of people were accused of either having written it or owning a copy, often times leading to their exile, imprisonment, or gruesome death.
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Zeer interessant, vlot geschreven. De originele versie (franstalig) is wel te verkiezen.
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Georges Minois est un historien français né en 1946. Ancien élève de l'École normale supérieure, il est agrégé et docteur en histoire. Il a exercé la profession de professeur d'histoire et de géographie jusqu'en 2007.
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