Beliefs can unite or divide us, build societies or destroy them. Which will it be? That's the choice we now face. This book helps harness the power of beliefs by explaining what they are. What they do. How they work. And how we can bridge the chasm of mistrust.

Kirkus Reviews said:

"Expertly surveys the historical development of belief, furnishing a philosophical tour that pays close attention to religion ... navigates turbid academic waters with informality and light-handed grace ... A thoughtful consideration of torrid intellectual disputes." Read the review.

Foreword Reviews said:

"Well-reasoned and thoughtful ... Shows it's possible even for those who hold vastly different beliefs to engage in convivial, rational, and reasonable discussions ... not only interesting, but vital to living." Read the review.

Readers said:

"This book is well argued and broadly researched. It has challenged me to think more carefully about the basis of my beliefs."
-- William DiPuccio, Ph.D., Heritage Classical Academy

"I got a kick out of the chapter on Spinoza. It's quite a feat how the book bridges the gap between the ancients and the moderns."
-- Lindy Hayes, Attorney-at-Law

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