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"Howson has provided us with an important, and at times challenging, book. Not only does it bring new atheism into the realm of academia proper, but it pushes strongly and unapologetically against the current trend in religious studies within the context of liberal political correctness to treat religious belief with immense delicacy, as unquestionable and above criticism. ... His moral argumentation is most compelling: the economy and directness of his discussion of practical consequences of belief in God and of acts committed in His name makes this an exciting and crucial work." Allison Murphy, Journal of Religion and Culture
Many people believe uncritically that a loving and forgiving God exists. This book provides a full analysis of the evidence used to support a belief in God, arguing that the evidence suggests our recognition of moral standards actually has an evolutionary explanation.