About this book
The renowned thinker and cultural critic presents a thought-provoking look at how to live in a supposedly faithless world threatened by religious fundamentalism. He investigates the contradictions, difficulties and significance of the modern search for a replacement for God. A lucid and stylish survey of modern thought, this also serves as a timely intervention into our perilous political present.
Engaging with a phenomenally range of ideas, issues and thinkers from the Enlightenment to today, this book discusses the state of religion before and after 9/11, the ironies surrounding Western capitalism's part in spawning secularism and fundamentalism, and the unsatisfactory surrogates for the Almighty invented in the post-Enlightenment era.
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