What You'll Learn:
Nietzsche famously wrote in his work Thus Spoke Zarathustra that, “God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him.” But if that is true, who are God’s murderers, really? Could we point them out in a line-up? British historian Alec Ryrie argues that the vast majority of historians and laypeople alike have brought in the wrong suspects and called the wrong defendants to the stand, that God was on the chopping block well before any Humes or Voltaires came on the scene. Ryrie sees doubt beginning as an older, more visceral reaction to the Church.