Battling the Gods

Battling the Gods

Atheism in the Ancient World

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"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"--
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780307958327
0307958329
9780307958334
Branch Call Number: 211.8 WHITMARSH
Characteristics: viii, 290 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Atheism in the ancient world

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rasha1784
Sep 10, 2016

I'm sorry, I usually love books like this but his writing was just too dry and academic for me. I found myself sometimes skipping ahead and still understanding his points perfectly.

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SherryD_0
May 14, 2016

This places the arguments of nonbelievers in historic context. The arguments of ancient Greek atheists are applicable when applied to today's monotheistic religious dominance.

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