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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User Review  - Steven Dunn - Goodreads

I do not know enough about the author to determine whether or not he himself is an atheist (Promotheus Publishing is known for such), but this exposition of secular thought is really good. I enjoyed it. He also deals nicely with the accusation that the early Ionian Philosophers were naturalists. Read full review


The Socratic Period
The Hellenistic Age

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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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