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Author LeDrew, Stephen, author.

Title The evolution of atheism : the politics of a modern movement / Stephen LeDrew.

Publication Info. New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]

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Description 1 online resource (x, 262 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-256) and index.
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.
Summary 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 the New Atheism, an aggressive assault on religion led by thinkers such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens.
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Subject Atheism.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: LeDrew, Stephen. Evolution of atheism. New York : Oxford University Press, [2016] 9780190225179 (DLC) 2015010010 (OCoLC)907206393
ISBN 9780190225186 (electronic bk.)
0190225181 (electronic bk.)
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0190225203 (electronic bk.)
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