Recent Books

Recently Published:

Unbelief in Interwar Literary Culture: Doubting Moderns – Suzanne Hobson.  April 2022, Oxford University Press.

Empire and Progress in the Victorian Secularist Movement: Imagining a Secular World – Patrick Corbeil.  January 2022, Palgrave MacMillan.

Histoire de l’athéisme en Belgique – Patrice Dartevelle & Christophe de Spiegeleer (eds.). 2021, ABA éditions.

Science and Religion in India: Beyond Disenchantment – Renny Thomas. December 2021, Routledge.

The Church of Saint Thomas Paine: A Religious History of American Secularism – Leigh Eric Schmidt. November 2021, Princeton University Press.

Stoff für Konflikt: Fortschrittsdenken und Religionskritik im naturwissenschaftlichen Materialismus des 19. Jahrhunderts, 1847–1881 – Claus Spenninger. October 2021, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

The Cambridge History of Atheism – Stephen Bullivant & Michael Ruse (eds.). September 2021, Cambridge University Press.

Richard Congreve, Positivist Politics, the Victorian Press, and the British Empire – Matthew Wilson. September 2021, Palgrave MacMillan.

Positive Atheism: Bayle, Meslier, d’Holbach, Diderot – Charles Devellennes. February 2021, Edinburgh University Press.

Inventing Secularism: The Radical Life of George Jacob Holyoake – Ray Argyle. February 2021. McFarland Publishing.

The Scientific Spirit of American Humanism – Stephen P. Weldon. October 2020, Johns Hopkins University Press.

Arbeit am Welträtsel: Religion und Säkularität in der Monismusbewegung um 1900 – Christoffer Leber. October 2020, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

David Friedrich Strauß, Father of Unbelief: An Intellectual Biography – Frederick C. Beiser. August 2020, Oxford University Press.

Freethinkers in Europe: National and Transnational Secularities, 1789−1920s – Carolin Kosuch (ed.). August 2020, De Gruyter.

Godless Fictions in the Eighteenth Century: A Literary History of Atheism – James Bryant Reeves. August 2020, Cambridge University Press.

Communicating Religion and Atheism in Central and Eastern Europe – Jenny Vorpahl & Dirk Schuster (eds.). May 2020, De Gruyter.

Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener – Kimberly A. Hamlin.  March 2020, W. W. Norton.

Freethought and Atheism in Central and Eastern Europe: The Development of Secularity and Nonreligion – Tomáš Bubík, Atko Remmel & David Václavík (eds.). February 2020, Routledge.

Looking Back to Look Forward: Organised Humanism in the World: Belgium, Great Britain, the Netherlands and the United States of America, 1945-2005 – Niels de Nutte & Bert Gasenbeek (eds.). November 2019, VUB Press.

Unbelievers: An Emotional History of Doubt – Alec Ryrie. November 2019, Harvard University Press.

Godless Utopia: Soviet Anti-Religious Propaganda – Roland Elliott Brown. October 2019, Fuel Publishing.

Black Freethinkers: A History of African American Secularism – Christopher Cameron. September 2019, Northwestern University Press.

Race in a Godless World: Atheism, Race, and Civilization, 1850–1914 – Nathan Alexander. September 2019, NYU Press/Manchester University Press.

Godless Citizens in a Godly Republic: Atheists in American Public Life – Isaac Kramnick and R. Laurence Moore. August 2018, W.W. Norton.

Skepticism and American Faith: From the Revolution to the Civil War – Christopher Grasso. July 2018, Oxford University Press.

Atheism, Fundamentalism and the Protestant Reformation: Uncovering the Secret Sympathy – Liam Jerrold Fraser. July 2018, Cambridge University Press.

Moralising Space: The Utopian Urbanism of the British Positivists, 1855-1920 – Matthew Wilson. May 2018, Routledge.

A Sacred Space Is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism – Victoria Smolkin. April 2018, Princeton University Press.

Seven Types of Atheism – John Gray. April 2018, Allen Lane.

Becoming Atheist: Humanism and the Secular West – Callum Brown. January 2017, Bloomsbury.

The Secular Northwest: Religion and Irreligion in Everyday Postwar Life – Tina Block. January 2017, UBC Press.

Village Atheists: How America’s Unbelievers Made Their Way in a Godly Nation – Leigh Eric Schmidt. September 2016, Princeton University Press.

Infidels and the Damn Churches: Irreligion and Religion in Settler British Columbia – Lynne Marks. November 2016 (hardcover), May 2017 (paperback), UBC Press.

Nineteenth Century British Secularism: Science, Religion and Literature – Michael Rectenwald. February 2016, Palgrave Macmillan.

Battling the Gods: The Struggle Against Religion in Ancient Greece and Rome – Tim Whitmarsh. 2016, Faber & Faber.

International Society for Historians of Atheism, Secularism, and Humanism

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