“An erudite and highly readable contribution to the complex world of nineteenth-century belief”—Victorian Studies
“The charm of The Age of Doubt is that it returns us to [a time] when the absence of God was a new idea”—Michael Miner, 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”—Julia Baird, New York Times
Interviews: ABC News.com, NBC News, MSNBC.
Winner of the Prescrire Prize for Medical Writing (France, 2010); now in six translations.
“Well-researched”—Elsa Dixler, New York Times Book Review
“Well-written and incendiary”—Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
“Shyness features the manipulations that promoted social anxiety disorder to a national emergency”—Frederick Crews, 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
Interviews: BBC News, TIME, New York Times, NPR’s All Things Considered.