HSTR 443

Atheism and Unbelief in Early Modern Europe

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Exploration of the problems associated with the study of atheism and unbelief in Europe during the period 1600 to 1789. Topics include: the legacy of classical antiquity; the role of Christianity in the rise of irreligion; the stereotype of 'the atheist'; the social profile of atheists and unbelievers; the arguments used to undermine the credibility of religious belief.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of HSTR 443, HIST 389 (if taken in the same topic).

Undergraduate course in History offered by the Department of History in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer Fall Spring

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