In our current era of holy terror, passionate faith has come to
seem like a present danger. Writers such as Richard Dawkins, Sam
Harris, and Christopher Hitchens have been happy to throw the baby
out with the bathwater and declare that the danger is in religion
itself. God, Hitchens writes, is not great.
But man, according to George E. Vaillant, M.D., is great. In
Spiritual Evolution, Dr. Vaillant lays out a brilliant
defense not of organized religion... more...