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This index presents a list of ancient author names that are mentioned in the book Between Faith and Unbelief: American Transcendentalists and the Challenge of Atheism. Atheism technically refers both to the belief that there is no personal God as an object of faith and the claim that a God cannot exist. For Unitarian critics, the Transcendentalists' "infidelity" was primarily a result of their growing receptivity to the religious and philosophical models of Germany. In the context of the Unitarian-Transcendentalist debates, infidelity became the most common term for an atheism that referred primarily to the rejection of the supernatural God of historical Christianity. Within the Unitarian-Transcendentalist tradition atheism had many other faces.

Keywords: American Transcendentalists; atheism



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