Modern Atheism
College: Trinity College
Instructor 1: Clarke, Jr., John W.
Course Code: 
TRH2253HY
Semester: 
Full-year
Section: 
6101
Online: 
Yes
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Online
Description: 

This introductory course surveys the history of atheism and secularization from the mid-eighteenth-century Western European Enlightenment to the present. We will not only read selections from some of the most important English, Scottish, German, and American atheists, agnostics, and rationalists of the period, but also examine and discuss how contemporary political and social thought contributed to the rise of secular thought and gradual decline in theological orthodoxy. The course will demonstrate how the writings of atheists and theological rationalists have always been predicated on significant intellectual and emotional tensions between orthodox Christianity and contemporary culture. Participation, research summary, book report, online final exam.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Summer 2011
Fall 2010
Schedule: 
Begin Date: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 to Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Enrolment Notes: 
Withdrawal Deadline:  May 27, 2011
Schedule Notes: 
May 3 through July 26; Tuesdays
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Means of Evaluation: