Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson

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A study of the role of skepticism in the development of intellectual and religious history celebrates the doubt-related activities of such figures as the Buddha, Susan B. Anthony, and Thomas Jefferson.

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"A remarkably wide ranging history." -- Booklist (starred review)

"Hecht gleefully invites readers on a lively stroll through three millennia of clashes between believers and nonbelievers."--Detroit Free Press

"Hecht is right that doubt's story deserves to be told ... [and] she tells it in just the right spirit."--Alan Wolfe, New Republic

"Jennifer Michael Hecht has forever changed the way I will think about history -- religious or otherwise."--Krista Tippett, Speaking of Faith -- Minnesota Public Radio

"Hecht aims to give doubt its due in her lively and endlessly provocative new book."--Christian Century

"A remarkably wide ranging history."--Booklist (starred review)

A remarkably wide ranging history. --Booklist (starred review)"

Hecht gleefully invites readers on a lively stroll through three millennia of clashes between believers and nonbelievers. --Detroit Free Press"

Hecht aims to give doubt its due in her lively and endlessly provocative new book. --Christian Century"

Hecht is right that doubt s story deserves to be told ... [and] she tells it in just the right spirit. --Alan Wolfe, New Republic"

About the Author:

Jennifer Michael Hecht is a philosopher, historian, and award-winning poet. She is the author of Doubt: A History and The End of the Soul; the latter won the Phi Beta Kappa Society's 2004 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award. Hecht's books of poetry include The Next Ancient World and Funny. She earned her Ph.D. in history from Columbia University and teaches at The New School in New York City.

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