Rupert Shortt is Religion Editor of the Times Literary Supplement and a former Visiting Fellow at Oxford University. His recent books include Benedict XVI (2005), Christianophobia: A Faith under Attack (2012), God is No Thing: Coherent Christianity (2015) and Does Religion Do More Harm than Good? (2019).
'In this richly documented and highly readable essay Rupert Shortt deftly demonstrates just how often Richard Dawkins's most recent broadside against religion simply misses the target.' * John Cottingham, Professor of Philosophy of Religion, University of Roehampton * 'Thank God for Rupert Shortt. His clarity penetrates depths. His concision cuts through cant. His fairness exposes arrogance and narrow-mindedness.' * Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Professor of History, University of Notre Dame * 'A clearly written and fair-minded demolition of Dawkins's shallow thinking on religious belief.' * Keith R. Fox, Associate Director, The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion * 'A refreshing, cultured, and at times gently humorous companion, but most of all cogent and pertinent to our day.' * Andrew Steane, Professor of Physics, University of Oxford * 'An elegant and timely reminder that religious belief is rational and sane, and that it is not refuted by science.' * A. N. Wilson, writer and broadcaster *