Modern Atheism

TRH2253HS  L6101
Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Online Course

This introductory course surveys the history of atheism and secularization from the mid-eighteenth-century Western European Enlightenment to the present. We will not only read selections from some of the most important English, Scottish, German, and American atheists, agnostics, and rationalists of the period, but also examine and discuss how contemporary political and social thought contributed to the rise of secular thought and gradual decline in theological orthodoxy. The course will demonstrate how the writings of atheists and theological rationalists have always been predicated on significant intellectual and emotional tensions between orthodox Christianity and contemporary culture. Participation, research summary, book report, online final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 15

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