Unbelievers: An Emotional History of Doubt (Paperback)
"How has unbelief come to dominate so many Western societies? The usual account invokes the advance of science and rational knowledge. Ryrie's alternative, in which emotions are the driving force, offers new and interesting insights into our past and present."
--Charles Taylor, author of A Secular Age
--Christianity Today "A beautifully crafted history of early doubt...Unbelievers covers much ground in a short space with deep erudition and considerable wit."
--The Spectator "Ryrie traces the root of religious skepticism to the anger, the anxiety, and the 'desperate search for certainty' that drove thinkers like...John Donne to grapple with church dogma."