In God's Defense: Writings on Atheism

In God's Defense: Writings on Atheism

by Kirk Watson, Voltaire

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Voltaire waged a 40-year campaign on two fronts - the Catholic Church on one hand, and nascent enlightenment-era atheism on the other. He considered atheism both erroneous and dangerous, writing that "the finest tribute we can give to our God is to take His defense without anger" - and these letters, articles, stories and poems are the result.

These 16 texts have been newly translated from French, several in their first-ever English translation:

Chapter on God's existence, from 'A Treatise on Metaphysics';
Chapter on God's existence, from 'Elements of Philosophy of Newton';
A Poem on the Disaster in Lisbon, with Preface (poetry);
The Cabals: A Call to Peace (poetry);
An Epistle to the Author of the New Book: 'The Three Impostors' (poetry);
Articles from 'The Philosophical Dictionary': "Atheist", "Atheism", "God", "Matter";
Article from 'Questions on the Encyclopedia': God;
A Homily on Atheism (a speech);
The Theists' Profession of Faith (a manifesto for deism);
A Letter to the Marquis de Villevieille, Aug. 26, 1768;
A Letter to Prince William of Prussia, Nov. 28, 1770;
Memmius' Letters to Cicero (a fictional correspondence)
The Story of Johnny: A Wise Man and an Atheist (a novella)

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BN ID: 2940157940386
Publisher: Kirk Watson
Publication date: 01/26/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 562 KB

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