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(Religious Skepticism, Atheism, Humanism, Naturalism, Secularism, Rationalism, Irreligion, Agnosticism, and Related Perspectives)

A Historical Bibliography

Compiled by J. Gordon Melton ~ San Diego ~ San Diego State University ~ 2011

This bibliography presents primary and secondary sources in the history of unbelief in Western Europe and the United States, from the Enlightenment to the present. It is a living document which will grow and develop as more sources are located.

The Table of Contents outlines the sources that are included. Bibliographic materials will be uploaded as they are completed. Current hot links are visible by their underline.

If you see errors, or notice that important items are missing, please notify the author, Dr. J. Gordon Melton at

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