Theo Hobson is British a theologian, journalist and teacher. He has written six books and numerous articles in the national press, including The Guardian, The Spectator and the Times Literary Supplement. His most recent book is Reinventing Liberal Christianity (Eerdmans, 2013).
Gloriously maddening though this book will be to those who want humanism to have no connection to religion whatever, its purpose is both generous and hopeful: to demonstrate, to both Christians and post-Christians alike, how much better we understand each other than we think we do. - Francis Spufford;Theo Hobson is an exceptionally acute observer of the difficulties and opportunities created by our largely secular age. He can see the self-deceptions we are engaged in as regards our debts to religion - and, in this beautiful book, charts a wise course to a saner world. - Alain de Botton;With his usual crisp and rigorous analysis, Theo Hobson invites us to recognise that the core moral values of liberal modernity did not fall ready-made from a secular heaven but are the deposit of a long theological tradition. But - just as typically - he makes it clear that this is a challenge to contemporary religious complacency at least as much as to a smug and patronising secularity. A fine, provocative book. - Rowan Williams;While there are countless differences, Hobson is nevertheless something of a Belloc for the modern age. - The Catholic Herald