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Theology

David Ford.

October 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Religion. 208 pages.

Theology: A Very Short Introduction provides both the believer and non-believer with a balanced survey of the central questions of theology. The author draws us in to considering the...

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Martyrdom

Jolyon Mitchell.

November 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Religion. 160 pages.

Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction provides a historical analysis of the concept of martyrdom to shed light on how it has evolved and the different ways in which it is used today. A...

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Agnosticism

Robin Le Poidevin.

October 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Religion. 152 pages.

Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction asks if there is more to agnosticism than merely the absence of belief. What is agnosticism? Who were the first to call themselves ‘agnostics’?...

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Humanism

Stephen Law.

January 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Religion. 168 pages.

Humanism: A Very Short Introduction explores how humanism uses science and reason to make sense of the world, looking at how it encourages individual moral responsibility and shows that...

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Atheism

Julian Baggini.

June 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Religion. 136 pages.

Atheism is often considered to be a negative, dark, and pessimistic belief that is characterized by a rejection of values and purpose and a fierce opposition to religion. Atheism: A Very...

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Introduction

in Agnosticism

October 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religion. 1971 words.

Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction considers anti-agnostic attitudes and asks: if we can't establish God's existence, shouldn't there be a presumption of atheism? The people who first...

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What is agnosticism?

in Agnosticism

October 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religion. 2681 words.

‘What is agnosticism?’ examines where agnosticism sits in the spectrum of beliefs about God. What is agnosticism's response to the question ‘Does God exist?’ Clearly, ‘we don't know’ is not...

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Who were the first agnostics?

in Agnosticism

October 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religion. 6128 words.

‘Who were the first agnostics?’ asks: who originated the idea of agnosticism, and who were the first to call themselves ‘agnostics’? The Metaphysical Society was founded in 1868 by James...

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Is agnosticism necessary?

in Agnosticism

October 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religion. 4706 words.

‘Is agnosticism necessary?’ examines the responses of agnosticism to atheism. Atheism does not require a defence, rather it is up to theists to convince us that there is a God. If there is...

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Why be agnostic?

Robin Le Poidevin.

in Agnosticism

October 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religion. 8024 words.

‘Why be agnostic?’ examines a number of case studies which illustrate the ambiguity of the arguments for and against the God hypothesis. How do we explain intelligence, the existence of...

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