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By S. T. Joshi

In the opinion of many critics and philosophers, we're getting into an age of atheism marked through the waning of Christian fundamentalism and the flourishing of secular suggestion. via alphabetically prepared entries written through professional participants, this e-book profiles 27 iconic figures of unbelief whose rules have formed American society during the last two hundred years. integrated are entries on influential figures of the earlier, equivalent to Albert Einstein and Voltaire, in addition to on such modern figures as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris. every one access discusses the tips and lasting value of every individual or team, presents sidebars of fascinating details and illuminating quotations, and cites works for extra analyzing. the amount closes with a specific, common bibliography. scholars in social experiences and historical past sessions will welcome this reference as a consultant to the information principal to the yank separation of Church and kingdom and to a number of the political debates on the center of society today.

Each access discusses the tips and lasting importance of the individual or team, offers sidebars of fascinating details and quotations, and closes with a listing of works for additional studying. the quantity ends with a specific, normal bibliography. scholars in historical past and social experiences periods will welcome this reference as a consultant to the yank separation of Church and country and to the tips principal to modern political debates.

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