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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Adult Packaging) written by J K Rowling performed by Stephen Fry on CD (Unabridged)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Adult Packaging) written by J K Rowling performed by Stephen Fry on CD (Unabridged)£36.99  -  £39.99

A Genius Performance by Stephen Fry! There is a door at the end of a silent corridor. And it's haunting Harry Potter's dreams. Why else would he be waking in the middle of the night, screaming in terror? Here are just a few things on Harry's mind - A Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a personality like...

Battling The Gods - Atheism in the Ancient World written by Tim Whitmarsh performed by James Langton on CD (Unabridged)

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ISBN:  9781622319640
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Religion
Duration:  615 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Tim Whitmarsh
Narrator 1:  James Langton
Rarity:  Rare

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Long before the European Enlightenment and the Darwinian revolution, which we often take to mark the birth of the modern revolt against religious explanations of the world, brave people doubted the power of the gods. Religion provoked skepticism in ancient Greece, and heretics argued that history...

must be understood as a result of human action rather than divine intervention. They devised theories of the cosmos based on matter, and notions of matter based on atoms.

They developed mathematical tools that could be applied to the world around them, and tried to understand that world in material terms.

Their skepticism left a rich legacy of literature, philosophy and science, and was defended by great writers like Epicurus, Lucretius, Cicero and Lucian.

Tim Whitmarsh tells the story of the tension between orthodoxy and heresy with great panache, a story that ended--for the moment--with the imposition of Christianity on the Roman Empire in 313 CE.

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