Dispatches from the Creation Wars

A Review of God on Trial

The Associated Press has a review of Pete Irons’ book God on Trial. I agree with the review entirely, especially about the use of first person reports. Irons invites those who were involved in various church/state disputes write their own essays. Sometimes it’s a plaintiff explaining why they felt the need to bring the case and how others treated them as a result. Sometimes it’s an attorney who represented the plaintiff or the government. Those essays are very compelling, as are Irons’ detailed descriptions of the issues at stake in each case. This is a really, really good book. I’m about 80% of the way through it right now and enjoying it immensely. Highly recommended.


  1. #1 Robert
    June 27, 2007

    This sounds great, I’m going to have to get it.

  2. #2 Tegumai Bopsulai, FCD
    June 27, 2007

    The Associated Press has a review

    Yes? How about a link to that review?

  3. #3 Ed Brayton
    June 27, 2007

    Oops. I hate when I forget to put the link in the post. It’s fixed now.

  4. #4 Andrea
    June 29, 2007

    Be more fun if it was about God … on trial. Could do a fair bit on harassment in the workplace (Job would be a good one), war crimes, probably lots of stuff I just don’t know cuz I don’t know the Bible that well. 🙂

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