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Imagine there's no heaven : how atheism helped create the modern world / Mitchell Stephens.

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  • ISBN: 9781137002600 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 1137002603 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: viii, 328 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-320) and index.
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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.

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