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The Origins of Agnosticism

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The Origins of Agnosticism

Victorian Unbelief and the Limits of Knowledge

Originally published in 1987. Bernard Lightman provides a reinterpretation of agnosticism and its relationship to science. He examines the epistemological basis of agnostics' learned ignorance, studying their core claim that "God is unknowable." To address this question, Professor Lightman reconstructs the theory of knowledge posited by Thomas Henry Huxley and his network of agnostics. In doing so, Lightman argues that agnosticism was constructed on an epistemological foundation laid by Christian thought. In addition to undermining the continuity in the intellectual history of religious thought, Lightman exposes the religious origins of agnosticism.

The Origins of Agnosticism
Victorian Unbelief and the Limits of Knowledge
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Publication Date: 1 Dec 2019
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Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 264 pages
ISBN: 9781421431406