Faith in Faithlessness: An Anthology of Atheism 1551643138, 9781551643137

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Table of contents :
Cover
Back Cover
Title
Contents
Preface
Introduction
FROM THE EARLY CLASSICS
1. Theologico-Political Treatise (1670) - Benedict de Spinoza
2. Thoughts on Religion - Denis Diderot (1713-1784)
3. The System of Nature (1770) - Paul-Henry Thiry, Baron d’Holbach
4. The Natural History of Religion (1757) - David Hume
5. The Age of Reason (1796) - Thomas Paine
6. A Refutation of Deism (1814) - Percy Bysshe Shelley
7. Immortality (1868-70) - John Stuart Mill
8. Evangelical Teaching (1855) - George Eliot
9. The Spirit of Rationalism In Europe (1865) - W.E.H. Lecky
10. The Christian Church and Women (1885) - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
11. Humanity’s Gain from Unbelief (1889) - Charles Bradlaugh
12. Miracle (1895) - Anatole France
13. Autobiography (1876) - Charles Darwin
14. The Antichrist (1888) - Friedrich Nietzsche
15. God and the Constitution - Robert G. Ingersoll
16. The Essence of Religion in General (1841) - Ludwig Feuerbach
17. God and the State - Michael Bakunin
18. Contribution to the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right - Karl Marx
FROM THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY CLASSICS
19. The Philosophy of Atheism - Emma Goldman
20. On the Scopes Trial - H.L. Mencken
21. The Lord’s Day Alliance - Clarence Darrow
22. Why I Am an Unbeliever - Carl Van Doren
23. Is There a God? - Bertrand Russell
24. The Claims of Theology - A.J. Ayer
25. The Unbelievers and Christians - Albert Camus
26. Science and Religion - Albert Einstein
FROM THE LATER 20th CENTURY and 21st CENTURY
27. Monotheism and Its Discontents - Gore Vidal
28. How Is Atheism to Be Characterized? - Kai Nielsen
29. Atheism - Christine Overall
30. The Atheist Manifesto - Sam Harris
31. Why There Almost Certainly Is No God - Richard Dawkins
32. Religion as an Original Sin - Christopher Hitchens
33. In the Service of the Death Fixation - Michel Onfray
34. Thank Goodness! - Daniel C. Dennett
35. For the Love of Reason - Louise M. Anthony
36. If God Is Dead, Is Everything Permitted? - Elizabeth Second Anderson
37. An Atheist Childhood - Tariq Ali
A Rapper’s Song - Greydon Square
38. Humanism and the Territory of Novelists - Salman Rushdie
39. Why My Dog Is Not a Humanist - Kurt Vonnegut
Epilogue: A New Enlightenment: The Second Wave - Dimitrios Roussopoulos
Notes On The Contributors
Resource Guide from the Website of Richard Dawkins
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