Doubt : a history : the great doubters and their legacy of innovation, from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson

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Book
ISBN 10
0060097957 
ISBN 13
9780060097950 
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Edition
1st pbk. ed. 
Publication Year
2004 
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Subject
Belief and doubt--History. 
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Description
xxi, 551 pages : 23 cm; Doubt is no shadow: a quiz and a guide to the question --Whatever happened to Zeus and Hera?, 600 BCE-1 CE: Greek doubt --Smacking the temple, 600 BCE-1 CE: doubt and the ancient Jews --What the Buddha saw, 600 BCE-1 CE: ancient doubt in Asia --When in Rome in doubt, 50 BCE-1 CE: empire in reason --Christian doubt, Zen, Elisha, and Hypatia, 1-800 CE: late-classical mix --Medieval doubt loops-the-loop, 800-1400: Muslims to Jews to Christians --Printing press and the Age of Martyrs, 1400-1600: Renaissance and inquisition --Sunspots and White House doubters, 1600-1800: revolutions in the authority of reason --Doubt's bid for a better work, 1800-1900: freethinking in the age of science and reform --Principles of uncertainty, 1900-: the new cosmopolitan --Joy of doubt: ethics, logic, mood.; In this sweeping history, Jennifer Michael Hecht celebrates doubt as an engine of creativity and as an alternative to the political and intellectual dangers of certainty -- Just as belief has its own history featuring people whose unique expressions of faith have forever changed the world, doubt has a vibrant story and tradition with its own saints martyrs, and sages.; 
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56553740  
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