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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
Statement of responsibility
Tim Whitmarsh
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Long before the European Enlightenment and the Darwinian revolution, which we often take to mark the birth of the modern revolt against religious explanations of the world, brave people doubted the power of the gods. Religion provoked scepticism in ancient Greece, and heretics argued that history must be understood as a result of human action rather than divine intervention. Tim Whitmarsh tells the story of the tension between orthodoxy and heresy with great panache, a story that ended - for the moment - with the imposition of Christianity on the Roman Empire in 313 CE
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StDuBDS
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Whitmarsh, Tim
Dewey number
  • 211.8'0938
  • 211.8'0938
  • 211.80938
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Atheism
  • Secularism
  • Greece
  • Religion
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Battling the gods : Atheism in the ancient world, Tim Whitmarsh
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Publication
Note
Originally published: 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780571279319
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
viii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780571279319
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Battling the gods : Atheism in the ancient world, Tim Whitmarsh
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780571279319
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
viii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780571279319
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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