The Necessity of Atheism

The Necessity of Atheism

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"The Necessity of Atheism" is a treatise on atheism by the English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, printed in 1811 by C. and W. Phillips in Worthing while Shelley was a student at University College, Oxford. A copy of the first version was sent as a short tract signed enigmatically to all heads of Oxford colleges at the University. At that time the content was so shocking to the authorities that he was "rusticated" (expelled from the University) for refusing to deny authorship,… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 1811

Word count: 7,419 words (≈ 30 minutes)

Source: Wikisource

License: Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike (cc by-nc-sa)

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