"I unequivocally recommend this book. Iconoclastic toward the conventional iconoclasts, it is likely to meet with considerable furor."--David Martin, author ofDoes Christianity Cause War? "This important and brilliant new book makes a number of points desperately needed to be understood by academics, teachers, and lay people. The conventional wisdom on science, religion, witchcraft, slavery, and sects is unfortunately both firmly and falsely fixed. This book will clear up the muddle for anyone open minded enough to learn from it."--Jeffrey Burton Russell, author ofA History of HeavenStark, Rodney is the author of 'For The Glory Of God How Monotheism Led To Reformations, Science, Witch-hunts, And The End Of Slavery', published 2004 under ISBN 9780691119502 and ISBN 0691119503.