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Atheism as a Positive Social Force.

Author: Raymond W Converse
Publisher: New York : Algora Pub., 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recent disasters have raised new questions concerning the role of religion in society. Converse does not oppose religion per se; he outlines the growth of religion from a modern historical perspective and shows how atheism can be applied as a positive alt.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond W Converse
ISBN: 9780875862293 0875862292
OCLC Number: 437191836
Description: 1 online resource (244 pages)
Contents: Introduction; PART ONE; Chapter 1. The Origin of Religion; Chapter 2. The Early Written Records; Chapter 3. Modern Religion in the Near East and Rome; Chapter 4. Christianity, Persia and Islam; Chapter 5. Modern Religious Thought and the Birth of Atheism; PART TWO; Chapter 6. A Redefinition of Atheism; Chapter 7. Atheism as a Positive Social Force; Chapter 8. Atheism in the U.S.; Chapter 9. Atheism as the Arbiter of Social Self Interest; Chapter 10. The Task of Atheism; Chapter 11. Atheism and Islam; ADDITIONAL READINGS FOR EACH CHAPTER.

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Recent disasters have raised new questions concerning the role of religion in society. Converse does not oppose religion per se; he outlines the growth of religion from a modern historical perspective and shows how atheism can be applied as a positive alt.

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