By David Berman
Probably no doctrine has excited as a lot horror and abuse as atheism. this primary background of British atheism, first released in 1987, tries to give an explanation for this response whereas showing the advance of atheism from Hobbes to Russell. even supposing avowed atheism seemed strangely overdue – 1782 in Britain – there have been covert atheists within the center 17th century. via tracing its improvement from so early a date, Dr Berman offers an account of a massive and interesting strand of highbrow history.
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A History of Atheism in Britain: From Hobbes to Russell (Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion) by David Berman