Western Atheism: A Short History

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Prometheus Books, 1971 - Religion - 157 pages
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Illustrates the leading issues separating the theist from the atheist and agnostic. Thrower discusses atheism as a reaction to belief in a world stripped of the divine, where reason, science, and humanity's endless search for knowledge may flourish.

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

The premise of this book is that there haven't been books written giving a history of atheism. Though possibly true at the time this book was written, it certainly is not true now. There have been ... Read full review

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A capable survey of the history of atheism and agnosticism in the Western world from its roots in ancient Ionia up until the mid-Twentieth century. This is primarily a work about atheist thinkers, not ... Read full review


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About the author (1971)

Thrower is a professor of the history of religions at Kings College, the University of Aberdeen.

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