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The Resource Battling the gods : atheism in the ancient world, Tim Whitmarsh

Battling the gods : atheism in the ancient world, Tim Whitmarsh

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Battling the gods : atheism in the ancient world
Title
Battling the gods
Title remainder
atheism in the ancient world
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Tim Whitmarsh
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Atheism in the ancient world
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eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
Dispels the notion that atheism and doubt are modern phenomena and describes atheism in ancient Greece, citing the thoughts of Diagoras of Melos, Democritus, the first materialist and Epicurus and his followers
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10455323
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Whitmarsh, Tim
Dewey number
200.938
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index present
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Text in English
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non fiction
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  • Atheism
  • Greece
  • Christianity and atheism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity and atheism
  • Religion
  • Greece
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adult
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atheism in the ancient world
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Battling the gods : atheism in the ancient world, Tim Whitmarsh
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-277) and index
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nc
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text
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Contents
Archaic Greece : new horizons -- Polytheistic Greece ; Good books ; Battling the gods ; The material cosmos -- Classical Athens : atheism and oppression. Cause and effect ; "Concerning the gods, I cannot know" ; Playing the gods ; Atheism on trial ; Plato and the atheists -- The Hellenistic era : godlike kings and godless philosophers. Gods and kings ; Philosophical atheism ; Epicurus Theomakhos -- Rome : the new world order. With gods on our side ; Virtual networks ; Imagine ; Christians, heretics, and other atheists
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ocn906294429
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780307958327
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(hardcover)
Lccn
2015005799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)906294429
Label
Battling the gods : atheism in the ancient world, Tim Whitmarsh
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Archaic Greece : new horizons -- Polytheistic Greece ; Good books ; Battling the gods ; The material cosmos -- Classical Athens : atheism and oppression. Cause and effect ; "Concerning the gods, I cannot know" ; Playing the gods ; Atheism on trial ; Plato and the atheists -- The Hellenistic era : godlike kings and godless philosophers. Gods and kings ; Philosophical atheism ; Epicurus Theomakhos -- Rome : the new world order. With gods on our side ; Virtual networks ; Imagine ; Christians, heretics, and other atheists
Control code
ocn906294429
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780307958327
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015005799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)906294429

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