Anthony O’Hear Reviews Three Books on Religion




Wolterstorff-book-imageIn a brief article for The Fortnightly Review, O’Hear reviews Practices of Belief: Volume 2, Selected Essays by Nicholas Wolterstorff, Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self by Marilynne Robinson and An Awareness of What is Missing: Faith and Reason in a Post-secular Age by Jurgen Habermas. According to O’Hear, these three books cross paths in their focus on denying someRobinson-book-image of the axioms of the new secularism that largely dominates intellectual life. While the writers all have different goals for their books, they converge on creating room in modern thought for ideas—like the existence of God, the existence of a non-physical center of consciousness, and a role for faith—that have long been dismissed as arcane and passé.

See the review here.