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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, 19 Jan 2012
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A book I regretted putting down every night before I went to sleep, this wonderfully informative, entertaining, erudite and unabashedly opinionated gallop through the Victorian crisis of belief reads like a conversation with a wit, effortless raconteur and compassionate friend. Mr Wilson's broad range and his fine analysis (both mischievous and empathetic) make this book an essential read in the days of Dawkins and the late Hitchins, neither of whom can hold a candle to WIlson's literary insight or understanding of the roots of faith. I am not a religious person and have lacked patience reading Newman and the like in the past: this book makes allows me a fresh critical perspective into what those of the more elitist, rather disdainful brand of faith and those of elitist, rather disdainful scientific bent have in common, and what their dogmas forget or sidestep in terms of human experience. Mr Wilson FTW - yo da man.
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