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The international bestselling broadside that has taken the world by storm

The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types.

His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind.

Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children.

The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.


Written with all the clarity and elegance of which Dawkins is a master. It should have a place in every school library - especially in the library of every "faith" school

Philip Pullman

A resounding trumpet blast for truth... It feels like coming up for air

Matt Ridley

A spirited and exhilarating read... Dawkins comes roaring forth in the full vigour of his powerful arguments, laying into fallacies and false doctrines with the energy of the polemicist at his most fiery

Joan Bakewell, Guardian

This is my favourite book of all time... a heroic and life-changing work

Derren Brown

One of the best non-fiction writers alive today

Steven Pinker

Everyone should read it. Aethists will love Mr Dawkins's incisive logic and rapier wit and theists will find few better tests of the robustness of their faith

The Economist

This is a brave and important book. Is it too much to hope that it will dump religious bigotry in the dustbin of history where it belongs?

Desmond Morris

Could not be more apt for out times - Dawkins pulls out all the stops to demonstrate the force of his thesis in this passionate new book... lively and highly readable

The Sunday Times

An entertaining, wildly informative, splendidly written polemic... we are elegantly cajoled, cleverly harangued into shedding ourselves of this superficial nonsense that has bedevilled us since our first visit to Sunday school

Rod Liddle, The Sunday Times

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    June 13, 2016

    Black Swan

    496 pages

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    May 1, 2010

    Transworld Digital

    496 pages

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