Jean BodinIn existographies, Jean Bodin (1530-1596) (FA:48) was a French jurist, political philosopher, and “secret atheist”, aka “undisputed intellectual master of the later sixteenth century”, noted for []. [1]

In c.1580, Bodin penned Colloquium of the Seven about Secrets of the Sublime, which, supposedly, became and “underground classic” of 17th century atheism. [1]

Bodin has been grouped with Pietro Pomponazzi, Machiavelli, Arentino, Montaingne, Charron, and Gassendi as “secret atheists”. (Ѻ)

Quotes | On
The following are quotes on Boden:

“I have also the opinion of Kaspar Peucer and Jean Bodin who contend that evil spirits and genii exercise great power, with divine permission, in the heavens and over the earth.”
— Sanislaus Lubienietzki (1665), “Letter to Otto Guericke”, on the comet of 1664/1665, Mar 4/14; by Otto Guericke (1663) in New Experiments on the Vacuum of Space (pg. 287)

“The peaceable Epicurus never disturbed Greece; the poem of Lucretius caused no civil wars in Rome; Bodin was not the author of the league; the writings of Spinoza have not excited the same troubles in Holland, as the disputes of Gomar and d’Arminius. Hobbes did not cause blood to flow in England.”
Baron d’Holbach (1770), The System of Nature (pgs. 311-312)

Quotes | By
The following are quotes by Boden:

“Because all of the competing religions claim to be true, all are refuted by all.”
— Jean Bodin (c.1580), Colloquium of the Seven about Secrets of the Sublime [1]

1. Stark, Rodney. (2015). For the Glory of God: How Monotheism Led to Reformations, Science, Witch Hunts, and the End of Slavery (pg. 222). Princeton University Press.

External links
Jean Bodin – Wikipedia.

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