The Nation that Forgot God

The Nation That Forgot God


  • Editors: Edward Leigh & Alex Haydon
  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Social Affairs Unit (31 Mar 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904863418
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904863410


The Nation that Forgot God dissects the secularisation of the West. The book’s essays trace the effects on ordinary people of being the first post-religious society. Every other society has had at its heart the existence and practice of religion. But this book is not just a social history. It is also a guide to how we as individuals can change history. Essays on: Edward Leigh on How Britain has Lost its Way; Alexander Boot on Political Correctness; Peter Mullen on Making Your Own Hope; Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali on Thinking and Acting Morally; Roger Scruton asks, Quo Vadis?; Bat Ye’or on the Ambiguities of Multiculturalism; Canon Peter Williams on the British Abolition of Slavery; Shusha Guppy on Christians and Muslims in Britain; Philippa Taylor on Supporting Marriage and the Family; John Marks on Teaching Today; Archbishop Vincent Nichols on Community Cohesion and Catholic Education; Abbot Aidan Bellenger on Seeking God as a Benedictine Monk.


“The nation of the title of this book of essays is, of course, Britain. The arresting title is justified by the intellectual strength of the twelve authors. I recommend this book most strongly”. Catholic Times