How Atheism Helped Create the Modern World
Palgrave Macmillan 2014
9781137002600   Product Code: 23302
In tracing the history of atheism from ancient Greece to secularism in modern Europe and America, Mitchell Stephens tells the stories of the most passionate, persistent and often courageous atheists. Along with well-known non-believers such as Diderot, Sigmund Freud and Salman Rushdie, Stephens introduces unjustly neglected thinkers such as Charles Bradlaugh and Ernestine Rose as he seeks to show how 'subtracting overbearing gods from the heavens encouraged the growth of learning and liberty on earth'. Slightly off-mint.