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Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date October 18, 2016
Pages 304
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307948779
ISBN-10 0307948773
Dimensions 0 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Original list price $16.95
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How new is atheism? Although adherents and opponents alike today present it as an invention of the European Enlightenment, when the forces of science and secularism broadly challenged those of faith, disbelief in the gods, in fact, originated in a far more remote past. In Battling the Gods, Tim Whitmarsh journeys into the ancient Mediterranean, a world almost unimaginably different from our own, to recover the stories and voices of those who first refused the divinities. Whitmarsh provides a bracing antidote to our assumptions about the roots of freethinking. By shining a light on atheism’s first thousand years, Battling the Gods offers a timely reminder that nonbelief has a wealth of tradition of its own, and, indeed, its own heroes.



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Hardcover
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from Alfred a Knopf Inc (November 10, 2015)
9780307958327 | details & prices | 290 pages | 6.75 × 9.60 × 1.20 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $27.95
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Paperback
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (October 18, 2016)
9780307948779 | details & prices | 304 pages | List price $16.95
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CD/Spoken Word
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With James Langton (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Highbridge Co (November 10, 2015)
9781622319640 | details & prices | 6.00 × 5.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $34.99
About: Long before the European Enlightenment and the Darwinian revolution, which we often take to mark the birth of the modern revolt against religious explanations of the world, brave people doubted the power of the gods.

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