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The Resource Unbelievers : an emotional history of doubt, Alec Ryrie

Unbelievers : an emotional history of doubt, Alec Ryrie

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Unbelievers : an emotional history of doubt
Title
Unbelievers
Title remainder
an emotional history of doubt
Statement of responsibility
Alec Ryrie
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Looking back to the crisis of the Reformation and beyond, Unbelievers shows how, long before philosophers started to make the case for atheism, powerful cultural currents were challenging traditional faith. These tugged in different ways not only on celebrated thinkers such as Machiavelli, Montaigne, Hobbes, and Pascal, but on men and women at every level of society whose voices we hear through their diaries, letters, and court records. Ryrie traces the roots of atheism born of anger, a sentiment familiar to anyone who has ever cursed a corrupt priest, and of doubt born of anxiety, as Christians discovered their faith was flimsier than they had believed. As the Reformation eroded time-honored certainties, Protestant radicals defended their faith by redefining it in terms of ethics. In the process they set in motion secularizing forces that soon became transformational. Unbelievers tells a powerful emotional history of doubt with potent lessons for our own angry and anxious age"--
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Ryrie, Alec
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Faith and reason
  • Atheism
  • Philosophy and religion
  • Reformation
  • Faith
  • 11.08 non-religiousness
  • Atheism
  • Faith
  • Faith and reason
  • Philosophy and religion
  • Reformation
  • Europe
Label
Unbelievers : an emotional history of doubt, Alec Ryrie
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2019 by William Collins"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 'Doubt wisely': from innocence to experience
  • 3.
  • The atheist's comedy: Incest, thunder and wishful thinking
  • Shaking off the yoke
  • The good atheist
  • 4.
  • The Puritan atheist: 'The monster of the creation'
  • Horrid temptations
  • Fear of flying
  • 5.
  • 1.
  • Seeking and losing faith: 'It's a great matter to believe there is a God'
  • The spiritualists' progress
  • Farther up and farther in
  • Seeking a rock to build on
  • 6.
  • The abolition of God: The three impostors
  • From then to now, I: anger
  • From then to now, II: anxiety
  • From Jesus to Hitler
  • An age of suspicion: Impostors, drunkards and flat-earthers
  • The fool's heart
  • Physicians, 'naturians' and 'Nulla fidians'
  • From ancient to modern
  • 2.
  • The Reformation and the battle for credulity: Calvin and the Epicures
  • Between superstition and impiety
Control code
1089961567
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Harvard University Press edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780674241824
Lccn
2019026840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 100, 505
Other control number
40029685084
System control number
(OCoLC)1089961567
Label
Unbelievers : an emotional history of doubt, Alec Ryrie
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2019 by William Collins"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 'Doubt wisely': from innocence to experience
  • 3.
  • The atheist's comedy: Incest, thunder and wishful thinking
  • Shaking off the yoke
  • The good atheist
  • 4.
  • The Puritan atheist: 'The monster of the creation'
  • Horrid temptations
  • Fear of flying
  • 5.
  • 1.
  • Seeking and losing faith: 'It's a great matter to believe there is a God'
  • The spiritualists' progress
  • Farther up and farther in
  • Seeking a rock to build on
  • 6.
  • The abolition of God: The three impostors
  • From then to now, I: anger
  • From then to now, II: anxiety
  • From Jesus to Hitler
  • An age of suspicion: Impostors, drunkards and flat-earthers
  • The fool's heart
  • Physicians, 'naturians' and 'Nulla fidians'
  • From ancient to modern
  • 2.
  • The Reformation and the battle for credulity: Calvin and the Epicures
  • Between superstition and impiety
Control code
1089961567
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Harvard University Press edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780674241824
Lccn
2019026840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 100, 505
Other control number
40029685084
System control number
(OCoLC)1089961567

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