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Lilla is easy to read. Sounds like a speech, which it was. Book was first delivered at Oxford in 2003. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Clay Garner
Excellent review of the deep thinking over the last 400 years that has struggled with the relationship between religious belief and our politics. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Tim Brynteson
Not a very convincing argument. Very unmemorable. Glib and not enlightening. Definitely not recommended.Published 22 months ago by Johnson
Lilia's book traces, over a period of three centuries the catastrophic history of the Great Separation of Religion and Politics. Read morePublished on February 23, 2012 by J. C. Woods
This is an excellent overview of the source and ongoing tensions between politics and theology. Lilla's goal is clearly to edify and not coerce. Read morePublished on July 2, 2011 by Michael B. Bannen
lucid and illuminating story on the origins of church-state separation in the modern West and its broader implications in our world today. Read morePublished on January 20, 2009 by ricey
Mark Lilla's "Stillborn God" is a book about politcal theology, and more particularly, the gradual "evolution" of ideas about how and whether the State should be founded on... Read morePublished on November 4, 2008 by Kevin Currie-Knight
I'm a huge reader of religious critisim. Purchasing this book, with a title like "The Stillborn God," I assumed that it was more along the ilk that found in "The God Delusion" and... Read morePublished on August 19, 2008 by Nicole Loew
Written in the straightforward tone of a lucid history lecture, Lilla's 310-page book argues that complacency and chauvinism, the idea that our country has paved the way for... Read morePublished on February 15, 2008 by M. JEFFREY MCMAHON