The rise of atheism in the modern world is a religious phenomenon unprecedented in history, both in the number of its adherents and in the security of its cultural establishment. How did so revolutionary a conviction as this arise? What can theological reflection learn from this massive shift in religious consciousness? In this book, Michael J. Buckley investigates the origins and development of modern atheism and argues convincingly that its impetus lies paradoxically in the very attempts to counter it. Although modern ...

At the Origins of Modern Atheism 1990, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300048971

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At the Origins of Modern Atheism 1987, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300037197