… the publication of How To Be An Agnostic.
‘Mark Vernon – a former Anglican priest who left the church only to find dogmatic unbelief just as unsatisfying – shows how being an agnostic can be a modern version of the spiritual life. If you are discontented with simple-minded atheism and literal-minded faith, this is the book for you.’
John Gray, author of The Immortalization Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death
‘This lucid and eminently readable book brings home to the reader the importance of recognising the limits of our knowledge. At a time when public and private discourse is often characterised by an aggressive and unrealistic certainty, it is an important contribution.’
Karen Armstrong, one of the world’s leading commentators on religious affairs
‘As ever, Mark Vernon writes with sharp insight and a generous understanding of how humans search and create meanings to sustain their lives. He is, quite simply, one of the few writers in England today who really understands the impulse to religious belief and how a faithless age can respond. There are few others I trust to bring such intelligence and sympathy to these issues.’
Madeleine Bunting, The Guardian