There was no intellectually sophisticated or articulate 'atheism' in the Middle Ages, but there was plenty of raw scepticism and incredulity. Church courts regularly heard blasphemy cases which went as far as outright denial of God.
This lecture will take a tour of medieval unbelief, showing how and why some medieval people defied the powerful orthodoxies of their day: fired not by intellectual or philosophical doubts but by suspicion that 'God' was being used to swindle and manipulate them.
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More information at this website.2018-09-27 18:00 2018-09-27 18:00 Europe/London How To Be An Atheist In Medieval Europe This lecture will take a tour of medieval unbelief, showing how and why some medieval people defied the powerful orthodoxies of their day. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/09/27/how-to-be-an-atheist-in-medieval-europe-176480 Museum of London,150 London Wall, London,London,London