Modern Atheism
College: Trinity College
Instructor 1: Clarke, Jr., John W.
Date Cancelled: 
Mar 9, 2014
Course Code: 
TRH2253HF
Semester: 
First Semester
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 2014
Fall 2013
Schedule: 
Begin Date: 
Monday, May 5, 2014 to Monday, July 28, 2014
Minimum: 
5
Maximum: 
15
Enrolment Notes: 
Withdrawal deadline: May 26, 2014
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Means of Evaluation: