By Mitchell Stephens
The old achievements of non secular trust were huge and good chronicled. yet what approximately the accomplishments of these who've challenged faith? touring from classical Greece to twenty-first century America, think there is no Heaven explores the position of disbelief in shaping Western civilization. At each one juncture universal topics emerge: through wondering the position of gods within the heavens or the function of a God in growing guy on the earth, nonbelievers support stream technology ahead. by way of difficult the divine correct of monarchs and the strictures of holy books, nonbelievers, together with Jean- Jacques Rousseau and Denis Diderot, support extend human liberties, and impression the early founding of the United States. Revolutions in technology, in politics, in philosophy, in paintings, and in psychology were led, on a number of events, by means of people who find themselves freed from the restrictions of spiritual lifestyles. Mitchell Stephens tells the often-courageous stories of history's most vital atheists― like Denis Diderot and Salman Rushdie. Stephens makes a powerful and unique case for his or her value not just to modern New Atheist flow yet to the best way a lot of us―believers and nonbelievers―now imagine and reside.