'Julian Young offers a comprehensive, profound, yet consistently lively and engaging overview of Nietzsche's almost obsessive reflections on religion. Young's claim is that instead of rejecting all religion, Nietzsche tries to revive a richer, 'healthier' religious life that existed in earlier times, one that gives us a meaningful way of understanding community, commitment, devotion, the fact of death, and even the 'gods'.' Charles Guignon, University of South Florida
'Every student of Nietzsche in the Anglophone world should read this book.' Nietzsche Circle
'In Nietzsche's Philosophy of Religion, Young presents a scandalously unscandalous version of the author who dreamed of dividing world history in two. politically, Young's Nietzsche was neither a proto-anarchist nor a proto-Nazi, but a mainstream one-nation conservative who, though not much of a democrat, would have favoured something like 'twentieth-century Scandinavian social democracy.' New Humanist
Julian Young argues, on the basis of an examination of all of Nietzsche's published works, that his early religious communitarianism in fact persists through all his writings. This important 2006 reassessment will be of interest to all Nietzsche scholars and to a wide range of readers in German philosophy.