From the Nov/Dec, 2014 issue of Touchstone
culture Post Mortem by Graeme Hunter

Book Review

Post Mortem

Culture and the Death of God
by Terry Eagleton


Yale University Press, 2014
(234 pages, $26.00, hardcover)

reviewed by Graeme Hunter

There is a fashionable way to write cultural history and it has two non-negotiable rules. The first is to treat the "death of God" as a historical event of the late nineteenth century. Under no circumstances must you point out, or even seem to suspect, that God is not the kind of being who could die. For example, the cultural historian Peter Watson has written a 600-page history of re . . .


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