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Grayling is one our greatest contemporary philosophers - and this book adds detail to his views on religion and the current debates about it. The chapters are individually very interesting (particularly the one regarding Bertrand Russell) and flow well together. For those who are not familiar with Grayling, he does fall into the Harris, Dennett, Dawkins and Hitchens side of the debates regarding religion; I actually think this book supplements the God Delusion (Richard Dawkins) and God Is Not Great (Christopher Hitchens) very well - it is almost a summary of their main points, but, importantly, it adds Grayling's own ideas, knowledge and commentary. The discussions, arguments and indeed the writing style read clearly, intelligently and have huge relevance in the world.
I would recommend this to anyone with an interest in philosophy or even politics and current affairs - particularly where religion is concerned (such as the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, Creationism and Intelligent Design). Grayling's excellence as a writer and thinker shine throughout, as it does in many of his other works (which I also highly recommend!)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
When we're children we play fanciful things - when we're adults we put away myths and legends and deal with the real world.
I needed no convincing and found it a good and lucid read. A bit hard going in one or two places.Published on 30 Mar. 2013 by John Fuller
Very well written essays. not always easy to read but worth the effort. A subject that can be mentally stimulatingPublished on 21 Feb. 2013 by Phyllis
Short essays on exactly why religion is unnecessary, dangerous and just plain stupid.
In a very readable style that makes you want to read more on the subject.
Some brilliantly written essays, with some great arguments against religion. For anyone questioning religion and it's beliefs. Read morePublished on 9 Feb. 2013 by sarah47
As a Christian with complete faith in existence of God I was never going to like these essays, far less persuaded by Professor Grayling's arguments. Read morePublished on 6 Feb. 2013 by Ian Noble
Not as developed an argument as I expected, in places repetitious, but in tune with my own experience. Well worth reading.Published on 6 Feb. 2013 by James Hutchinson
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