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By David Berman

Probably no doctrine has excited as a lot horror and abuse as atheism. this primary historical past of British atheism, first released in 1987, tries to provide an explanation for this response whereas showing the improvement of atheism from Hobbes to Russell. even though avowed atheism seemed strangely overdue – 1782 in Britain – there have been covert atheists within the heart 17th century. via tracing its improvement from so early a date, Dr Berman supplies an account of an incredible and interesting strand of highbrow history.

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