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Atheism in the Medieval, Islamic, & European World.

Atheism in the Medieval, Islamic, & European World

Fatemeh Chehregosha Azinfar

Ibex Publishers

P.O. Box 30087, Bethesda, MD 20824

9781588140517, $80.00, www.ibexpublishers.com

The concept of Atheism--the complete denial of the existence of God--is believed to be a modern concept that didn't come along until The Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. "Atheism in the Medieval, Islamic, & European World: The Influence of Persian and Arabic Ideas of Doubt and Skepticism on Medieval European Literary Thought" is an examination of the concept and it's influences on the old European and Middle Eastern worlds of a thousand years ago. Examining other modern concepts alongside it- such as rationalism and feminism--it's a enlightening look at the past world as something other than what modern progressives would call ignorant. "Atheism in the Medieval, Islamic, & European World: The Influence of Persian and Arabic Ideas of Doubt and Skepticism on Medieval European Literary Thought" is highly recommended for any community library religious studies collection.
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Title Annotation:'Atheism in the Medieval, Islamic, and European World: The Influence of Persian and Arabic Ideas of Doubt and Skepticism on Medieval European Literary Thought'
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Date:May 1, 2008
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