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I endured this book, because it contains many insightful perspectives on an important subject. In particular, the development of a broader picture of the secularisation of Western societies than the simplistic subtractive story of religion receding in the face of rationalistic science is both convincing and thought provoking. The author is clearly not a secularist himself, but does not duck any of the important criticisms of the religious world view.
However, and this is the unfortunate reason why I felt moved to write this review, the prose of this 700 page volume is amongst the most impenetrable and abstruse I have ever read. I found myself frequently reaching for the… Read more