A meditation on the importance of atheism in the modern world - and its inadequacies and contradictions - by one of Britain's leading philosophers.
John Gray's major books include Straw Dogs, Black Mass and The Silence of Animals. A second edition of his essays, Gray's Anatomy, was published in 2016. He now principally writes for the New Statesman.
A highly readable, fascinating book that jerks the debate on
religion versus atheism right out of its crusted rut into the light
of serious intellectual scrutiny * Observer *
Pithy and revelatory -- Christopher Bellaigue * Financial Times *
Wonderful ... the range, thoughtfulness and trenchant sense of Gray's sweep across the centuries of thought is wholly exhilarating ... one of the few books that I started to reread a couple of minutes after I'd finished it. -- Melvyn Bragg * New Statesman *