“The charm of The Age of Doubt is that it returns us to [an age]
when the absence of God was a new idea”—The Chicago Reader
“As Christopher Lane argue[s] in The Age of Doubt, the explosion of questioning among Christian thinkers in the Victorian era transformed the idea of doubt from a sin or lapse to necessary exploration”
—New York Times
“An altogether admirable study”—Literary Review
“Very readable ... compelling”—Englewood Review of Books
“Elegantly written ... an erudite and highly readable contribution to the complex world of nineteenth-century belief”—Victorian Studies
“Provocative ... well worth the read”—Bernard Lightman, York University
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Interviews: BBC News, spiked, TIME, the New York Times, NPR's All Things Considered.
Winner of the Prescrire Prize for Medical Writing (France, 2010) and translated into six languages.
“Excellent”—New York Observer
“Splendid, compelling”—The Lancet
“Brilliant”—New Statesman and Society
“Well-researched, controversial”—New York Times Book Review
“Well-written and incendiary”—Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
“Christopher Lane’s polemical Shyness features the manipulations that promoted social anxiety disorder to a national emergency”—New York Review of Books
“Overall, Lane's scholarly account of this saga ensures that if you're not already concerned about the over-medicalization of our mental lives, you will be”—BBC Focus