Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon
Publish date: February 2nd 2006
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
A very measured, gentle, and thoughtful call for greater study of religion as a natural phenomenon. For those that find Dawkins too "strident" or for those that are still religious, Dennet's book is highly recommended.
Dennett initially spends time justifying the reasons for this book, probably over-doing it a bit as not to offend too many potential readers. Once he is over that however it does get more interesting. The exploration of religion as a meme (or group of memes) is what struck me as most fascinating (an...