Godless Paganism Voices of Non Theistic PagansGodless Paganism Voices of Non Theistic Pagans

Thus we see that atheistic and non-theistic Paganism has a long history dating back to Classical Greece and Rome. ... A. B. Atheism in Pagan Antiquity (1922) Anne Bates Hersman, Studies in Greek Allegorical Interpretation (1906) ...

Author: John Halstead

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329943575


Page: 422

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Even in pagan antiquity, there were those who, while participating in the community's religious life, did not believe in literal gods. In the centuries that followed the Christian domination of the West, the epithet "godless pagan" was leveled at a wide v

The Secular OutlookThe Secular Outlook

in Eight Sermons that an atheist can never be a loyal friend.26 He also proclaimed that an affective relation is ... the Danish philologist A.B. Drachmann (1860– 1935), writer of a book entitled Atheism in Pagan Antiquity (1922), ...

Author: Paul Cliteur

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444390449


Page: 328

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The Secular Outlook: In Defense of Moral and Political Secularism shows how people can live together and overcome the challenge of religious terrorism by adopting a "secular outlook" on life and politics. Shows how secularism can answer the problem of religious terrorism Provides new perspectives on how religious minorities can be integrated into liberal democracies Reveals how secularism has gained a new political and moral significance. Also examines such topics as atheism, religious criticism and free speech

Paganism in the Roman EmpirePaganism in the Roman Empire

Des Places ( 1969 ) -Des Places , E. , La religion grecque . Dieux , cultes , rites , et sentiment religieux dans la Grèce antique , Paris 1969 . ... Drachmann ( 1922 ) -Drachmann , A. B. , Atheism in Pagan Antiquity , London 1922 .

Author: Ramsay MacMullen

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300029845


Page: 241

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"MacMullen...has published several books in recent years which establish him, rightfully, as a leading social historian of the Roman Empire. The current volume exhibits many of the characteristics of its predecessors: the presentation of novel, revisionist points of view...; discrete set pieces of trenchant argument which do not necessarily conform to the boundaries of traditional history; and an impressive, authoritative, and up-to-date documentation, especially rich in primary sources...A stimulating and provocative discourse on Roman paganism as a phenomenon worthy of synthetic investigation in its own right and as the fundamental context for the rise of Christianity.”--Richard Brilliant, History "MacMullen’s latest work represents many features of paganism in its social context more vividly and clearly than ever before.”--Fergus Millar, American Historical Review "The major cults...are examined from a social and cultural perspective and with the aid of many recently published specialized studies...Students of the Roman Empire...should read this book.”--Robert J, Penella, Classical World "A distinguished book with much exact observation...An indispensable mine of erudition on a grand theme.” Henry Chadwick, Times Literary Supplement Ramsay MacMullen is Dunham Professor of History and Classics at Yale University and the author of Roman Government’s Response to Crisis, A.D. 235-337 and Roman Social Relations, 50 B.C. to A.D. 284

Sophists Socratics and Cynics Routledge Revivals Sophists Socratics and Cynics Routledge Revivals

A.B. Drachmann's book Atheism in Pagan Antiquity (1922) is still the only monograph in English on ancient atheism. Before the evidence of the Greek doxographi who had completed lists of doxai or opinions of eminent ancient philosophers ...

Author: David Rankin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317670544


Page: 252

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The Sophists, the Socratics and the Cynics had one important characteristic in common: they mainly used spoken natural language as their instrument of investigation, and they were more concerned to discover human nature in its various practical manifestations than the facts of the physical world. The Sophists are too often remembered merely as the opponents of Socrates and Plato. Rankin discusses what social needs prompted the development of their theories and provided a market for their teaching. Five prominent Sophists – Protagoras, Gorgias, Prodicus, Hippias and Thrasymachus – are looked at individually. The author discusses their origins, aims and arguments, and relates the issues they focussed on to debates apparent in contemporary literature. Sophists, Socratics and Cynics, first published in 1983, also traces the sophistic strand in Greek thought beyond the great barrier of Plato, emphasising continuity with the Cynics, and concludes with a look forward to Epicureans and Stoics.

The Survival of the Pagan GodsThe Survival of the Pagan Gods

Atheism in Pagan Antiquity , London - Gyldendal , 1922 . Transl . from University of Copenhagen , Festskrift , 1919 . DREW , DOUGLAS L. M. The Allegory of the Aeneid . Oxford , 1927 . EBERSOLT , JEAN .

Author: Jean Seznec

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691240206


Page: 392

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The gods of Olympus died with the advent of Christianity--or so we have been taught to believe. But how are we to account for their tremendous popularity during the Renaissance? This illustrated book, now reprinted in a new, larger paperback format, offers the general reader first a discussion of mythology in late antiquity and the Middle Ages, and then a multifaceted look at the far-reaching role played by mythology in Renaissance intellectual and emotional life.

The Cambridge Companion to AtheismThe Cambridge Companion to Atheism

Our survey has shown that antiquity is important for the history of atheism, in at least three respects. ... Atheism in Pagan Antiquity (Gyldendal, 1922); W. Nestle, “Atheismus,” Reallexicon f ̈ur Antike und Christentum, vol.

Author: Michael Martin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827391



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In this 2007 volume, eighteen of the world's leading scholars present original essays on various aspects of atheism: its history, both ancient and modern, defense and implications. The topic is examined in terms of its implications for a wide range of disciplines including philosophy, religion, feminism, postmodernism, sociology and psychology. In its defense, both classical and contemporary theistic arguments are criticized, and, the argument from evil, and impossibility arguments, along with a non religious basis for morality are defended. These essays give a broad understanding of atheism and a lucid introduction to this controversial topic.

Systematic AtheologySystematic Atheology

4 See Drachmann, Atheism in Pagan Antiquity (1922); Thrower, The Alternative Tradition: A Study of Unbelief in the Ancient World (1980); Bremmer, “Atheism in Antiquity” (2007); Sedley, “From the Presocratics to the Hellentisic Age” ...

Author: John R. Shook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351626378


Page: 312

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Atheology is the intellectual effort to understand atheism, defend the reasonableness of unbelief, and support nonbelievers in their encounters with religion. This book presents a historical overview of the development of atheology from ancient thought to the present day. It offers in-depth examinations of four distinctive schools of atheological thought: rationalist atheology, scientific atheology, moral atheology, and civic atheology. John R. Shook shows how a familiarity with atheology’s complex histories, forms, and strategies illuminates the contentious features of today’s atheist and secularist movements, which are just as capable of contesting each other as opposing religion. The result is a book that provides a disciplined and philosophically rigorous examination of atheism’s intellectual strategies for reasoning with theology. Systematic Atheology is an important contribution to the philosophy of religion, religious studies, secular studies, and the sociology and psychology of nonreligion.