Atheism and Agnosticism: Exploring the Issues

by
Peter A. Huffauthor

Peter A. Huff is director of the Center for Mission and Identity and professor in the department of history, philosophy, religious studies, and global studies at Benedictine University.

Atheism and Agnosticism: Exploring the Issues

20210901

ABC-CLIO

Pages 288
Topics Ali, Ayaan Hirsi;Buddhism, Atheism and Agnosticism in;Feminism, Atheism and;Goldman, Emma;Judaism, Atheism and Agnosticism in;Nietzsche, Friedrich;O'Hair, Madalyn Murray;Reproductive Freedom, Atheism and;Russell, Bertrand;Sartre, Jean-Paul;Secularism;Religion: Society

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Atheism and Agnosticism: Exploring the Issues

Author(s): Huff, Peter;
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Abstract:

An overview essay and approximately 50 alphabetically arranged reference entries explore the background and significance of atheism and agnosticism in modern society.

This is the age of atheism and agnosticism. The number of people living without religious belief and practice is quickly and dramatically rising. Some experts call nonreligion, after Christianity and Islam, the third largest "religion" in the world today. Understanding the origins, history, variations, and impact of atheism and agnosticism is crucial to getting a grasp of the meaning of the present and gaining a glimpse of the future.

Exploring some of the most extraordinary people, events, and ideas of all time, this book provides a fair, comprehensive, and engaging survey of all aspects of contemporary atheism and agnosticism. An overview essay discusses the background and social and political contexts of unbelief, while a timeline highlights key events. Some 50 alphabetically arranged reference entries follow, with each providing fundamental, objective information about particular topics along with cross-references and suggestions for further reading. The volume closes with an annotated bibliography of the most important resources on atheism and agnosticism.


  • An overview essay surveys the background and significance of atheism and agnosticism in today's world
  • A timeline highlights key events in the history of atheism and agnosticism
  • Some 50 alphabetically arranged reference entries provide essential information about important topics related to atheism and agnosticism
  • An annotated bibliography cites and assesses the most important broad resources on atheism and agnosticism

SortTitle: atheism and agnosticism: exploring the issues
Keyword(s): Ali, Ayaan Hirsi; Buddhism, Atheism and Agnosticism in; Feminism, Atheism and; Goldman, Emma; Judaism, Atheism and Agnosticism in; Nietzsche, Friedrich; O'Hair, Madalyn Murray; Reproductive Freedom, Atheism and; Russell, Bertrand; Sartre, Jean-Paul; Secularism; Religion: Society
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Peter A. Huffauthor

Peter A. Huff is director of the Center for Mission and Identity and professor in the department of history, philosophy, religious studies, and global studies at Benedictine University.

eISBN-13: 9781440870835
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440870828
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 288
Publication Date: 20210901
Series: Religion in Politics and Society Today