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By David Berman

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

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