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Author Archive: "Peter J. Steinberger"

Powell’s Q&A: Peter J. Steinberger

Describe your latest book.
I am a political philosopher by training and profession. All of my previous books have been scholarly monographs written not simply for an audience of scholars but a pretty narrow audience of scholars at that. I have now written something completely and entirely different, namely, a book — The Problem with God: Why Atheists, True Believers, and Even Agnostics Must All Be Wrong — that's intended for a general readership and that's on a topic about which I am truly an amateur. It's not at all a "spiritual" book — that's not my thing — but it's nonetheless a very personal book in that it puts in writing some thoughts I've had for a very long time, indeed decades. From the perspective of this particular amateur, the so-called God debate of recent years seems to have missed something both pretty obvious and pretty important, maybe even staggeringly important. It's something I've been looking for in literature, but it just doesn't seem to be there. So I thought I'd write it up, throw it out into the world, and see what happens.

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