"... a profoundly stimulating and satisfying piece of philosophy.... It is a book from which one really can learn something worthwhile." -Idealistic Studies
"... exceptionally well-written philosophy of religion... " -Mentalities
"... a most impressive phenomenology of religion... a splendid achievement... " -The Reformed Theological Review
"... challenging to scholars... interesting to general audiences." -International Journal for Philosophy of Religion
"... equal in clarity of thought and comprehensiveness of scope.... profoundly original." -The Reformed Journal
"Challenging and thought-provoking, this makes a fine... textbook in the philosophy of religion." -Religious Studies Review
"... its virtues as a textbook in phenomenology or philosophy of religion are extraordinary." -Faith and Philosophy
Examples from the writings of Kierkegaard, Freud, Heidegger, Dostoyevsky, Nietzsche, and Tolstoi illuminate Westphal's thesis that guilt and death are the central problems of human existence.