Reviews from 10/2013

A book forged in hell

Book reviewed by Rob Mason on 2 October 2013

Steven Nadler's: A Book Forged in Hell: Spinoza's scandalous Treatise and the Birth of the Secular Age is about Baruch Spinoza's book which appeared in 1670, Theological Political Treatise: a turning point in the history of biblical criticism, which argued for greater freedom of thought and expression.  Steven Nadler provides an up-to-date version of it's claims and their background in religious and philosophical terms.  In essence the message that comes through is that scripture as we have it is not literally the word of God and therefore what has…Read