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In 1995, John Gray wrote “The cultural void that yawns when the secular meliorism of the religion of growth founders is as yet too far away to be on any intellectual or political agenda.”[1] As the "religion of growth" Gray referred to found new life, temporarily, during the late 1990s and first half of the 2000s, in the various forms…

John Gray evokes a greater existential threat to contemporary Christianity than any of the avowed Atheists. Not only because the avowed Atheists, such as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris, have in recent years become caricatures of themselves. Gray’s work, in contrast, attacks Christianity’s most indispensable illusion. Christianity has shown it can survive the metaphysical death of God, the decline of…

Late in his most recent book, Seven Types of Atheism, John Gray quotes Schopenhauer identifying what he sees as a major problem for Christian apologetics: “A religion which has as its foundation a single event, and in fact tries to make the turning point of the whole world and of all existence out of that event that occurred at a…

John Gray has come a long way. One might even say he’s made progress. Once a sympathetic interpreter of Mill and Hayek, his devotion to understanding classical liberalism began to militate against his devotion to advocating it, until he became the fierce critic of liberalism we know today. He has more admirers than he has allies. Among many classical conservatives…