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  • ISBN: 0226530299
  • Category: History
  • Author: Lys Ann Weiss,Georges Minois
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; Translation edition (October 12, 2012)
  • Pages: 264 pages
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The Atheist's Bible is more scholarly than Stephen Greenblatt's The Swerve (2011) and less playful than the . Georges Minois’s timely and elegant study The Atheist’s Bible is a landmark addition to both the history of ideas and the history of the book

The Atheist's Bible is more scholarly than Stephen Greenblatt's The Swerve (2011) and less playful than the philological detective work that Robert K. Merton displayed in On the Shoulders of Giants (1965), but it offers comparable intellectual pleasure. Lys Ann Weiss's translation, moreover, reads beautifully. Georges Minois’s timely and elegant study The Atheist’s Bible is a landmark addition to both the history of ideas and the history of the book. The Treatise of the Three Impostors set a record for advance publicity-before it was finally published, intellectuals accused one another of writing it for nearly half a millennium.

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DOI: 1. 111/1467-9809. Cite this publication. The University of Waikato. Do you want to read the rest of this article?

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. Pp. 264; 3 black-and-white figures.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. Keywords: ISBN, White Figures, Georges Minois, atheist, Dangerous Book, Ann Weiss, Lys Ann, Bible.

The text that is the object of Georges Minois' study, the Treatise of the Three Impostors, provides a perfect illustration of this peculiar dynamics of deceit, credulity and paranoia

The text that is the object of Georges Minois' study, the Treatise of the Three Impostors, provides a perfect illustration of this peculiar dynamics of deceit, credulity and paranoia The episode is interesting for two reasons. The first is that the alleged offence concerned equally the prophets of the three major religions: until then such accusations had been directed against one or other of them by religious competitors, while here all three were lumped together as similarly deceitful. The second is that, although no supporting evidence could be produced, the Pope's allegations reinforced popular belief in the Treatise's existence.

The Atheist's Bible: The Most Dangerous Book that Never Existed. Minois presents a unified summary of existing scholarship on the textual history of the treatise and a panoramic interpretation of its significance

The Atheist's Bible: The Most Dangerous Book that Never Existed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. Minois presents a unified summary of existing scholarship on the textual history of the treatise and a panoramic interpretation of its significance. The thrill of the hunt is palpably part of what fuels the author, who is not dismayed by complexity or by the limits of fragmentary evidence. Almost a hundred and fifty pages in, after laying out a particularly dizzying maze of facts and surmises, he notes off-hand with charming sincerity, "The story would be too simple if it stopped there".

Dictionnaire des athees, agnostiques, sceptiques et autres mecreants.

Like a lot of good stories, this one begins with a rumor: in 1239, Pope Gregory IX accused Frederick II, the Holy Roman Emperor, of heresy. Without disclosing evidence of any kind, Gregory announced that Frederick had written a supremely blasphemous book- De tribus impostoribus, or the Treatise of the Three Impostors -in which Frederick denounced Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad as impostors. Dictionnaire des athees, agnostiques, sceptiques et autres mecreants.

The Bible is not a "book" that someone typed up from a prepared manuscript.

com: Faith Without Religion: An Atheist Bible from a Socialist Perspective eBook: Derek Marsdon: Kindle Store. The Bible is not a "book" that someone typed up from a prepared manuscript. It is a collection of separate books that are accepted as being of Divine inspiration. There is probably an atheist bible somewhere but it would not be compelling because it begins with a false premise.

Minois, Georges: The Atheist’s Bible: The Most Dangerous Book that Never Existed, tr. Lys Ann Weiss (Chicago, 2012). Moore, Rosemary: The Light in their Consciences: Early Quakers in Britain 1646–1666 (University Park, 2000). Morris, Henry: The Life of Charles Grant: sometime Member of Parliament and director of the East India Company (London, 1904).

Like a lot of good stories, this one begins with a rumor: in 1239, Pope Gregory IX accused Frederick II, the Holy Roman Emperor, of heresy. Without disclosing evidence of any kind, Gregory announced that Frederick had written a supremely blasphemous book—De tribus impostoribus, or the Treatise of the Three Impostors—in which Frederick denounced Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad as impostors. Of course, Frederick denied the charge, and over the following centuries the story played out across Europe, with libertines, freethinkers, and other “strong minds” seeking a copy of the scandalous text. The fascination persisted until finally, in the eighteenth century, someone brought the purported work into actual existence—in not one but two versions, Latin and French. Although historians have debated the origins and influences of this nonexistent book, there has not been a comprehensive biography of the Treatise of the Three Impostors. In The Atheist’s Bible, the eminent historian Georges Minois tracks the course of the book from its origins in 1239 to its most salient episodes in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, introducing readers to the colorful individuals obsessed with possessing the legendary work—and the equally obsessive passion of those who wanted to punish people who sought it. Minois’s compelling account sheds much-needed light on the power of atheism, the threat of blasphemy, and the persistence of free thought during a time when the outspoken risked being burned at the stake.          


Reviews about The Atheist's Bible: The Most Dangerous Book That Never Existed (4):
Nargas
I ran across the "Book of the Three Imposters" several years ago while researching another project. I tried to find additional info then but came up thin. Minois's book goes far filling a lot of gaps. Very interesting and well written history. I don't think there's a wide readership, but could be wrong. In any event this is the goto book for anyone interested it its history. The author did not include a translation or edition of the book, but due to the efforts of several European libraries copies can be found on the internet.
Usic
Worth It.
There are several strands of thought in this work. First is the idea that someone had written a work for Atheists. Being accused of being the author of such a work was enough to scare you.. The accusations began right around the time that people were being roasted for heresy gave reason for concern.

The next thing to note is that you could be accused of being an atheist if you didn't buy into the doctrines of the accuser on a complete basis.
The logic was that since I know about God and you disagree, then it has to be the case that you don't believe in God at all.
Buriwield
This is a great short book about a mythical European book, imagined since the 13th century or before, but not put on paper until the early 1700's.
Please put this out in paperback so I can assign it in a class on European intellectual history.
Joony
I can't recommend this book more highly. It has been my bedside reading for the past week; slow reading to be sure, but a book whose covers you don't want to close, and let never come to an end. If you liked Greenblatt's "Swerve", you will adore this. Do not let the comparison to Eco's "Prague Cemetery" influence you. There is none. Eco's book is a novel that reads like a treatise. Minois's is a treatise that reads like novel. The closest comparison I can make is to Philipp Blom's "Wicked Company: Freethinkers and Friendship in Pre-Revolutionary Paris."

A book for book lovers, freethinkers, those who enjoy history, or just a plain good mystery tale.

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