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Atheism as a positive social force

Author: Raymond W Converse
Publisher: New York : Algora Pub., ©2003.
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 alternative in facing everyday problems.
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Converse, Raymond W.
Atheism as a positive social force.
New York : Algora Pub., ©2003
(DLC) 2003001950
(OCoLC)51581628
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond W Converse
ISBN: 0585450846 9780585450841 087586211X 9780875862118 0875862128 9780875862125 1280655925 9781280655920
OCLC Number: 52366018
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 233 pages)
Contents: The origin of religion : the earliest beliefs --
The early written records --
Modern religion in the Near East and Rome --
Christianity, Persia, and Islam --
Modern religious thought and the birth of atheism --
A redefinition of atheism --
Atheism as a positive social force --
Atheism in the U.S. --
Atheism as the arbiter of social self-interest --
The task of atheism --
Atheism and Islam.
Responsibility: Raymond W. Converse.
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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 alternative in facing everyday problems.

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