'… a discussion which is brisk, jargon-free and splendidly readable.' The Times Literary Supplement
'Written with wit and verve … It is the best kind of popular cultural thinking, helping the educated lay person to hold together a range of 'stories' from the last three hundred years of the cultural history of the West … this is an attractive and stimulating book' Theology
An increasing number of contemporary scientists, philosophers and theologians downplay their professional authority and describe their work as simply 'telling stories about the world'. Yet story telling is neither innocent nor empty-handed. Register, rhetoric and imagery are manipulative, and irony emerges as the natural mode of our modern fragmented culture.