Imagine There's No Heaven: How Atheism Helped Create the Modern World

Imagine There's No Heaven: How Atheism Helped Create the Modern World

Mitchell Stephens


The historic achievements of non secular trust were huge and good chronicled. yet what approximately the accomplishments of these who've challenged faith? touring from classical Greece to twenty-first century America, think there is not any Heaven explores the position of disbelief in shaping Western civilization. At each one juncture universal topics emerge: by means of wondering the function of gods within the heavens or the function of a God in growing guy in the world, nonbelievers support movement technology ahead. through tough the divine correct of monarchs and the strictures of holy books, nonbelievers, together with Jean- Jacques Rousseau and Denis Diderot, support extend human liberties, and impression the early founding of the United States. Revolutions in technological know-how, in politics, in philosophy, in paintings, and in psychology were led, on a number of events, by means of people who find themselves freed from the restrictions of spiritual lifestyles. Mitchell Stephens tells the often-courageous stories of history's most vital atheists― like Denis Diderot and Salman Rushdie. Stephens makes a powerful and unique case for his or her value not just to latest New Atheist flow yet to the best way a lot of us―believers and nonbelievers―now imagine and dwell.

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