Published: 11/10/2015
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 304
Goodreads Rating: 3.78
Goodreads ID: 26067463
ISBN13: 9780307958327
ISBN: 9780307958327
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…

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