Download e-book for kindle: A History of Atheism in Britain: From Hobbes to Russell by David Berman

By David Berman

ISBN-10: 0415822114

ISBN-13: 9780415822114

ISBN-10: 1138965529

ISBN-13: 9781138965522

Probably no doctrine has excited as a lot horror and abuse as atheism. this primary historical past of British atheism, first released in 1987, tries to provide an explanation for this response whereas showing the improvement of atheism from Hobbes to Russell. even if avowed atheism seemed strangely past due – 1782 in Britain – there have been covert atheists within the heart 17th century. by means of tracing its improvement from so early a date, Dr Berman offers an account of a tremendous and engaging strand of highbrow history.

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