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The evolution of atheism : the politics of a modern movement

Author: Stephen LeDrew
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a study of contemporary organised atheism as a fundamentally political phenomenon that is internally divided on ideological grounds, positioning atheism as one ideology and identity marker within the broad network of organisations collectively constituting the secular movement. This movement, which has existed since the nineteenth century, came to life in the early twenty-first century with the emergence of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
LeDrew, Stephen.
Evolution of atheism.
New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015010010
(OCoLC)907206393
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen LeDrew
ISBN: 9780190225186 0190225181 9780190225209 0190225203
OCLC Number: 920859268
Description: 1 online resource (x, 262 pages)
Contents: The evolution of atheism --
The New Atheism --
A light in a dark jungle --
The secular movement --
The moral minority --
Purists, freethinkers, and bridge builders: Tensions at the grassroots --
The atheist right --
Conclusion: A radiating bush.
Responsibility: Stephen LeDrew.

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In this groundbreaking, cross-disciplinary study of the New Atheism movement, Stephen LeDrew fills a void within current scholarship on the subject by approaching the New Atheism critically and  Read more...
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An excellent analysis of tensions and differences within the atheist movement. LeDrew's most impressive feat may be providing the theoretical tools that will help readers understand the importance Read more...

 
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