What Science Can't Offer

Beyond the God Delusion
How Radical Theology Harmonizes Science and Religion
Richard Grigg
Fortress Press, $16, 160 pp.

Readers of this book expecting a reply to Richard Dawkins will be disappointed. Richard Grigg agrees with Dawkins that traditional Christian belief is in lethal conflict with science and that theologians have not been able to turn the war in religion’s favor. He declares, on the third page, that the theistic God is indeed “a delusion.” But he differs from Dawkins in not wholly giving up religion. Instead he cuts God up to fit the suit of a scientific pantheism.

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Andrew Gleeson is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Adelaide in Australia.