Villainous atheists were, like witches, stock figures of the European imagination in the Renaissance. But when Shakespeare and his contemporaries put them on the stage, ‘atheists’ could be uncomfortably compelling.
This lecture will explore how the sixteenth century found ways of distancing itself from religion – like Christopher Marlowe, who raged against its moral constraints, or Michel de Montaigne, a devout Catholic who cloistered his faith in one honoured corner of his life where it would not be disturbed.
No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture
Cost: Free of Charge
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More information at this website.2019-01-24 18:00 2019-01-24 18:00 Europe/London How to be a Shakespearean Atheist This lecture will explore how the sixteenth century found ways of distancing itself from religion – like Christopher Marlowe, who raged against its moral constraints. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/01/24/how-to-be-a-shakespearean-atheist-189244 Museum of London,150 London Wall, London,London,London