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Response to Review of The Soul of Doubt: the Religious Roots of Unbelief from Luther to Marx

I am very grateful to Charlotte Methuen for her generous and sophisticated review. A broader engagement with the historiography would have benefitted this study, not least in the area of the theological origins of science. I don’t think, however, that I am divorcing science and conscience in quite the way she suggests. In the chaptersContinue reading “Response to Review of The Soul of Doubt: the Religious Roots of Unbelief from Luther to Marx”

Response to Review no. 960

When P. T. Forsyth first aired some of the themes discussed in this book he was credited with ‘seeing the invisible’ – which suggests either analytical virtuosity or methodological poverty! It is gratifying, therefore, that an historian as rigorous as David Bebbington recognises my account of secularisation-by-occlusion as both internally persuasive and a ‘major contribution’Continue reading “Response to Review no. 960”