At the Origins of Modern Atheism   -     By: Michael J. Buckley
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At the Origins of Modern Atheism

Yale University Press / 1990 / Paperback

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In this book, Michael J. Buckley investigates the rise of modern atheism, arguing convincingly that its roots reach back to the seventeenth century, when Catholic theologians began to call upon philosophy and science--rather than any intrinsically religious experience--to defend the existence of god. Buckley discusses in detail thinkers such as Lessius, Mersenne, Descartes, and Newton, who paved the way for the explicit atheism of Diderot and D'Holbach in the eighteenth century.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 253
Vendor: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 1990
ISBN: 0300048971
ISBN-13: 9780300048971

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