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Battling the Gods

Battling the Gods
  • Author : Tim Whitmarsh
  • Publsiher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 02 February 2016
  • ISBN : 0571279325
  • Pages : 300 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 4 ratings
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How new is atheism? In Battling the Gods, Tim Whitmarsh journeys into the ancient Mediterranean to recover the stories of those who first refused the divinities. Long before the Enlightenment sowed the seeds of disbelief in a deeply Christian Europe, atheism was a matter of serious public debate in the Greek world. But history is written by those who prevail, and the Age of Faith mostly suppressed the lively free-thinking voices of antiquity. Tim Whitmarsh brings to life the fascinating ideas of Diagoras of Melos, perhaps the first self-professed atheist; Democritus, the first materialist; and Epicurus and his followers. He shows how the early Christians came to define themselves against atheism, and so suppress the philosophy of disbelief. Battling the Gods is the first book on the origins of the secular values at the heart of the modern state. Authoritative and bold, provocative and humane, it reveals how atheism and doubt, far from being modern phenomena, have intrigued the human imagination for thousands of years.


Battling the Gods

Battling the Gods
  • Author : Tim Whitmarsh
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 02 February 2016
GET THIS BOOKBattling the Gods

How new is atheism? In Battling the Gods, Tim Whitmarsh journeys into the ancient Mediterranean to recover the stories of those who first refused the divinities. Long before the Enlightenment sowed the seeds of disbelief in a deeply Christian Europe, atheism was a matter of serious public debate in the Greek world. But history is written by those who prevail, and the Age of Faith mostly suppressed the lively free-thinking voices of antiquity. Tim Whitmarsh brings to life the fascinating


Battling the Gods

Battling the Gods
  • Author : Tim Whitmarsh
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 18 October 2016
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"How new is atheism? Although adherents and opponents alike today present it as an invention of the European Enlightenment, when the forces of science and secularism broadly challenged those of faith, disbelief in the gods, in fact, originated in a far more remote past. In Battling the Gods, Tim Whitmarsh journeys into the ancient Mediterranean, a world almost unimaginably different from our own, to recover the stories and voices of those who first refused the divinities. Homer's epic poems of


Battling the Gods

Battling the Gods
  • Author : Tim Whitmarsh
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 10 November 2015
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How new is atheism? Although adherents and opponents alike today present it as an invention of the European Enlightenment, when the forces of science and secularism broadly challenged those of faith, disbelief in the gods, in fact, originated in a far more remote past. In Battling the Gods, Tim Whitmarsh journeys into the ancient Mediterranean, a world almost unimaginably different from our own, to recover the stories and voices of those who first refused the divinities. Homer’s epic poems


The Battle for God

The Battle for God
  • Author : Karen Armstrong
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 10 August 2011
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karen Armstrong's Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. In the late twentieth century, fundamentalism has emerged as one of the most powerful forces at work in the world, contesting the dominance of modern secular values and threatening peace and harmony around the globe. Yet it remains incomprehensible to a large number of people. In The Battle for God, Karen Armstrong brilliantly and sympathetically shows us how and why fundamentalist groups came into existence


Gods at War

Gods at War
  • Author : Kyle Idleman
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 27 November 2018
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What do Netflix, our desire for the corner office, and that perfect picture we just posted on Instagram have to do with each other? None of these things is wrong in itself. But when we begin to allow entertainment, success, or social media to control us, we miss out on the joy of God’s rule in our hearts. In Gods at War, Pastor Kyle Idleman, bestselling author of Not a Fan, helps every believer recognize there are false gods


Summer for the Gods

Summer for the Gods
  • Author : Edward J. Larson
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 16 June 2020
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the Scopes Trial and the battle over evolution and creation in America's schools. In the summer of 1925, the sleepy hamlet of Dayton, Tennessee, became the setting for one of the twentieth century's most contentious courtroom dramas, pitting William Jennings Bryan and the anti-Darwinists against a teacher named John Scopes, represented by Clarence Darrow and the ACLU, in a famous debate over science, religion, and their place in public education. That trial marked the start of


Set Fire to the Gods

Set Fire to the Gods
  • Author : Sara Raasch,Kristen Simmons
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 04 August 2020
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Avatar: The Last Airbender meets Gladiator in the first book in this epic fantasy duology in which two warriors must decide where their loyalties lie as an ancient war between immortals threatens humanity—from Sara Raasch, the New York Times bestselling author of the Snow Like Ashes series, and Kristen Simmons, acclaimed author of Pacifica and The Deceivers. Perfect for fans of An Ember in the Ashes, And I Darken, and The Winner’s Curse. Ash is descended from a


God's Hotel

God's Hotel
  • Author : Victoria Sweet
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 26 April 2012
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Victoria Sweet's new book, SLOW MEDICINE, is on sale now! For readers of Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air, a medical “page-turner” that traces one doctor’s “remarkable journey to the essence of medicine” (The San Francisco Chronicle). San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital is the last almshouse in the country, a descendant of the Hôtel-Dieu (God’s hotel) that cared for the sick in the Middle Ages. Ballet dancers and rock musicians, professors and thieves—“anyone who


Sword of the Gods

Sword of the Gods
  • Author : Bruce R. Cordell
  • Publisher : Wizards of the Coast
  • Release : 05 April 2011
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What you don’t know will kill you... Demascus awakens surrounded by corpses, at a shrine littered with traces of demonic rituals, with no memory of his past. But the Firestorm Cabal remembers him—and the demon who leads them seems to have a personal vendetta against him. Dodging knives, uncovering clues left by his past life, and dueling demons, Demascus must figure out who he is, what battles he is fighting, and who is hunting him before one of


Red Pyramid, The (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1)

Red Pyramid, The (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1)
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Release : 04 May 2010
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Since their mother's death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane. One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a "research experiment" at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for


For Magnus Chase: Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds

For Magnus Chase: Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Release : 16 August 2016
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So you've made it to Valhalla. Now what? This "who's who" guide to the gods, goddesses, and other important figures of Norse mythology was commissioned by Helgi, who, after more than a millennium as manager of Hotel Valhalla, became fed up with answering the same questions from newly deceased heroes at check-in. The profiles provide essential stats, interviews, and personal reflections so you can identify the gods and avoid those awkward introductions. Handy facts about other beings round out this


The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel

The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel
  • Author : Tim Whitmarsh
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 15 May 2008
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The Greek and Roman novels of Petronius, Apuleius, Longus, Heliodorus and others have been cherished for millennia, but never more so than now. The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel contains nineteen original essays by an international cast of experts in the field. The emphasis is upon the critical interpretation of the texts within historical settings, both in antiquity and in the later generations that have been and continue to be inspired by them. All the central issues


Narrative and Identity in the Ancient Greek Novel

Narrative and Identity in the Ancient Greek Novel
  • Author : Tim Whitmarsh
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 07 April 2011
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The Greek romance was for the Roman period what epic was for the Archaic period or drama for the Classical: the central literary vehicle for articulating ideas about the relationship between self and community. This book offers a reading of the romance both as a distinctive narrative form (using a range of narrative theories) and as a paradigmatic expression of identity (social, sexual and cultural). At the same time it emphasises the elasticity of romance narrative and its ability to


Ruthless Gods

Ruthless Gods
  • Author : Emily A. Duncan
  • Publisher : Wednesday Books
  • Release : 07 April 2020
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The stunning sequel to instant New York Times bestseller, Wicked Saints "Ruthless Gods opens the door to a world of fallen gods and eldritch horrors... Gruesome, grotesque, and so, so glorious." - Erin A. Craig, New York Times bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrows Nadya doesn’t trust her magic anymore. Serefin is fighting off a voice in his head that doesn’t belong to him. Malachiasz is at war with who--and what--he’s become. As their group