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Although this is a very well written, an extremely well written account of the loss of Christian faith among Victorian writers, artists, scientists and intellectuals it is in some... Read morePublished 5 months ago by N. Ravitch
A smart reviewer of this book in an academic journal points out that one can find many contrary cases to the emphasis on the regret and melancholy that Wilson sees as the dominant... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Noomin
A beautiful and rich review of Victorian and Edwardian thinking as God's life support was unplugged and how later generations may come, in time, to feel the need to apply... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Peter Jakobsen
Beneath the fun (and this is a very fun book) there lurks a conundrum: if there's no God there's nothing to put in a box - and if the casket is empty, then maybe, just maybe.. Read morePublished on May 22, 2014 by Simon Barrett 'Il Penseroso'
This book gave me a perspective on religious changes in the Victorian era. The book reads like a text book. For me tough, this book was valuable. Read morePublished on May 18, 2014 by parjda
but at the time, was new in the Faith, and being so, allowed the intellectual acrobats of yesterday and today to cause me to question the very reality of the Lord. Read morePublished on November 24, 2013 by SueB
I love this book because I hate it so much. When I read this for the first time almost 2 decades ago, I was both horrified and fascinated by the subject, by the message that so... Read morePublished on May 19, 2013 by D. C. McMurtry
A.N. Wilson again proves himself one of the best social and cultural historians writing in English. Not for casual readers, but highly recommended for anyone willing to make the... Read morePublished on March 27, 2013 by The Rev'd Dr. John L. Hooker