Without God, Without Creed: The Origins of Unbelief in America

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Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985 - Irreligion - 316 pages
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Until the middle of the nineteenth century, atheism and agnosticism were viewed in Western society as bizarre aberrations. Shortly thereafter, unbelief emerged as a fully available option, a plausible alternative to the still dominant theism of Europe and America. How and why, James Turner asks, did it become possible for significant numbers of people to sustain disbelief in God? Without God, Without Creed is a brilliant examination of this, one of the great cultural revolutions in Western civilization.

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It's unfortunate that the history of modern atheism and naturalism and its developments over time have been so understudied by historians. This book, however, is a great start to what I hope is a ... Read full review

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MODERN BELIEF 15001865
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Enlightenment and Belief 16901790
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A God of Mind and Heart 17901850
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