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Atheism for dummies

Author: Dale McGowan
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The easy way to understand atheism and secular philosophy For people seeking a non-religious philosophy of life, as well as believers with atheist friends, Atheism For Dummies offers an intelligent  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dale McGowan
ISBN: 9781118509203 111850920X
OCLC Number: 827267359
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Contents: Introduction 1 Part I: Understanding What Atheism Is 7 Chapter 1: Meeting Atheism 9 Chapter 2: Unweaving the Rainbow of Disbelief 19 Chapter 3: Recognizing What Atheists Do and Don t Believe and Why 37 Part II: Following Atheism through the Ages 63 Chapter 4: Finding Atheism in the Ancient World 65 Chapter 5: Going Medieval 79 Chapter 6: Enlightening Strikes 91 Chapter 7: Opening a Golden Age of Freethought 107 Chapter 8: Growing Up in the Tumultuous 20th Century 121 Chapter 9: Voicing a New Atheism, and a New Humanism, for the 21st Century 145 Part III: Reading the Great Works of Atheism 169 Chapter 10: Uncovering Lost, Secret, Censored, and Forbidden Works 171 Chapter 11: Sampling Important Works: Deep Thoughts, Big Thinkers 183 Chapter 12: Laughing in Disbelief: Challenging the Divine with Humor 203 Chapter 13: Reawakening Passionate Disbelief: Key Works of the 21st Century 217 Part IV: Living a Full Life without Belief in God 233 Chapter 14: Getting Personal with Atheism Today 235 Chapter 15: Being Good with or without God 253 Chapter 16: Seeing the World Naturally 275 Chapter 17: Being an Atheist in a Religious World 291 Chapter 18: Getting the Best of Religion and Leaving the Rest 311 Part V: The Part of Tens 327 Chapter 19: Ten Surprising Things about Atheists and Other Nonbelievers 329 Chapter 20: Ten (Plus One) Famous People You May Not Know are Nonbelievers 335 Chapter 21: Ten Fun and Easy Ways to Explore Atheism 343 Index 351
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