“Debunks the teleological, ontological and cosmological arguments employed throughout Christendom for the literal existence of God…Those looking for a succinct analysis of these centuries old debates will appreciate Grayling's insights.” ―The Washington Post, "On Faith"
“London-based academic and philosopher Grayling (To Set Prometheus Free, 2010, etc.) has the sharp analytical mind of fellow naysayer Richard Dawkins, though he is gentler about saying no to God or god or gods...readers looking for fire-and-brimstone contrarianism will want to turn to Dawkins or the late Christopher Hitchens instead. Mild though the rebuke is, a readable and persuasvie argument - if, of course, an exercise in preaching to the choir.” ―Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
is professor of philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of the acclaimed Among the Dead Cities: The History and Moral Legacy of the WWII Bombing of Civilians in Germany and Japan
, Descartes: The Life and Times of a Genius
, Toward the Light of Liberty: The Struggles for Freedom and Rights That Made the Modern Western World
, and, most recently, The Good Book: A Humanist Bible
. A former fellow of the World Economic Forum at Davos and past chairman of the human rights organization June Fourth, he contributes frequently to the Times
, Financial Times
, New Statesman
, and Prospect
. Grayling's play "Grace," co-written with Mick Gordon, was acclaimed in London and New York. He lives in London.