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Title Imagine there's no heaven : how atheism helped create the modern world / Mitchell Stephens.
Author Stephens, Mitchell.
Publication New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 328 pages ; 25 cm
Call # 211.809 S
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue: Everything must be examined -- How can that be? Why disbelief -- A clear understanding of what happened: disbelief and learning arrive together in Greece -- They forbid rational speculation: disbelief and learning decline together in Christian Europe -- Nothing but this visible world: Europe's return to reason -- How Heaven goes: disbelief and science in the seventeenth century -- Open your eyes: the beginnings of the enlightenment -- Bombs on the House of the Lord: the enlightenment argument for atheism -- The beast let loose: revolution in America and France -- This glorious land of freedom: abolition, suffrage and freethinking -- Free rovers on the broad, bright, breezy common of the universe: working-class atheism in nineteenth-century Britain -- To wipe away the entire horizon: creating the twentieth century -- The passions of this earth: living without gods -- The gods are being driven from the earth: secularism in Europe and America -- This breach of naïveté: religion unguarded -- Epilogue: Above us only sky.
Subject Atheism -- History.
Atheism -- Influence.
Atheism -- Social aspects -- History.
Alt Title Imagine there is no heaven
ISBN 9781137002600 (hbk.) :
1137002603 (hbk.)

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 Cypress Hills Non-Fic  211.809 S    DUE 01-19-21