In this book, George McClure examines the intellectual tradition of
challenges to religious and literary authority in the early modern
era. He explores the hidden history of unbelief through the lens of
Momus, the Greek god of criticism and mockery. Surveying his
revival in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and
England, McClure shows how Momus became a code for religious doubt
in an age when such writings remained dangerous for authors.... more...