Atheism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #99)

by Julian Baggini

Atheism is often considered to be a negative, dark, and pessimistic belief which is characterised by a rejection of values and purpose and a fierce opposition toreligion.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 119 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.84 out of 5
  • Published August 28th 2003 by Oxford University Press, USA
  • Original Title: Atheism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
  • ISBN: 0192804243 (ISBN13: 9780192804242)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Series: Very Short Introductions #99

Atheism is often considered to be a negative, dark, and pessimistic belief which is characterised by a rejection of values and purpose and a fierce opposition to religion. Atheism: A Very Short Introduction sets out to dispel the myths that surround atheism and show how a life without religious belief can be positive, meaningful, and moral. It also confronts the failure of officially atheist states in the Twentieth Century. The book presents an intellectual case for atheism that rests as much upon positive arguments for its truth as on negative arguments against religion.