The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief
Prometheus Books, 2007 - Reference - 897 pages
Successor to the highly acclaimed Encyclopedia of Unbelief (1985), edited by the late Gordon Stein, the New Encyclopedia of Unbelief is a comprehensive reference work on the history, beliefs, and thinking of America’s fastest growing minority: those who live without religion. All-new articles by the field’s foremost scholars describe and explain every aspect of atheism, agnosticism, secular humanism, secularism, and religious skepticism. Topics include morality without religion, unbelief in the historicity of Jesus, critiques of intelligent design theory, unbelief and sexual values, and summaries of the state of unbelief around the world.
In addition to covering developments since the publication of the original edition, the New Encyclopedia of Unbelief includes a larger number of biographical entries and much-expanded coverage of the linkages between unbelief and social reform movements of the 19th and 20th centuries, including the labor movement, woman suffrage, anarchism, sex radicalism, and second-wave feminism.
More than 130 respected scholars and activists worldwide served on the editorial board and over 100 authoritative contributors have written in excess of 500 entries. The distinguished advisors and contributors—philosophers, scientists, scholars, and Nobel Prize laureates—include Joe Barnhart, David Berman, Sir Hermann Bondi, Vern L. Bullough, Daniel Dennett, Taner Edis, the late Paul Edwards, Antony Flew, Annie Laurie Gaylor, Peter Hare, Van Harvey, R. Joseph Hoffmann, Susan Jacoby, Paul Kurtz, Gerd Lüdemann, Michael Martin, Kai Nielsen, Robert M. Price, Peter Singer, Victor Stenger, Ibn Warraq, George A. Wells, David Tribe, Sherwin Wine, and many others.
With a foreword by evolutionary biologist and best-selling author Richard Dawkins, this unparalleled reference work provides comprehensive knowledge about unbelief in its many varieties and manifestations.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
African African American agnostic agnosticism American anticlerical argued argument Association atheist became belief Bible BIBLIOGRAPHY blasphemy Bradlaugh Catholic century Charles Charles Bradlaugh Christian church claim concept critical culture Darwin David David Hume death defended deism deist deity developed divine doctrine early edited essay ethics eupraxsophy evil evolution existence faith freedom freethinkers freethought French gious God's gods gospel human humanist Hume ical ideas Ingersoll intellectual intelligent design Islam James Jesus Jewish John knowledge later lecturer liberal living London ment moral movement National National Secular Society natural organization Oxford person philos philosophy political Prometheus Books published radical Rationalist reason reform rejected religion religious Robert Robert Green Ingersoll Roman scholars schools scientific secular Secular Humanism secularist skepticism social society spirit supernatural theology theory thinkers Thomas Paine thought tion tradition Truth Seeker Unbelief Unitarian University Press writings wrote Yahweh York Zindiqs