Influential atheists such as Richard Dawkins like to indict belief in God as the ‘root of all evil’. Stark, an American Professor of Sociology, has written a far more thoughtful, evidence-based, intellectually challenging, yet extremely readable analysis of the impact of the belief that there is one God.
FOR THE GLORY OF GOD How monotheism led to reformations, science, witch-hunts and the end of slavery By Rodney Stark Princeton University Press. 504 pages ISBN 0 691 11950 3 Available from Amazon
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