Atheism is one of the most important ‘religious’ phenomena of modern times but one that is often poorly understood.

Only tangentially to do with science or philosophy, its origins, history, present form, and potentially its future is much more closely tied in with the theo-political cultures in which it finds itself.

Nick Spencer’s history of atheism charts its history and argues that we are liable to see more of atheism in the future for the paradoxical reason that God is back.

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Religion and Atheism: Beyond the Divide

Nick Spencer has contributed to a new book on Religion and Atheism, on “how the religious and non-religious can speak the same language”.

Atheists: the Origin of the Species

Nick Spencer's new book on the history of atheism

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